The 217 Today Podcast

ComEd bribery trial defendant takes the stand in her own defense


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Monday, April 17, 2023

Today's headlines:

  • Illinois Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski said recent court rulings curtailing the use of the so-called abortion pill shows continue overreach by abortion opponents.
  • It’s been over seven years since Farmer City in DeWitt County has had a grocery store.
  • Officials are vowing to find ways to ensure next year’s Democratic National Convention benefits neighborhoods across Chicago.
  • Women of Color are six times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In today's deep dive, we'll hear from Mary Dixon and Dave McKinney, who break down the latest in the ComEd bribery trial.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Farrah Anderson, Tessa Weinberg, Mae Antar and Dave McKinney.