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217 Today: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 Today’s headlines: Yesterday, a three-judge panel ruled Democrats’ plan to redraw Illinois’ legislative district boundaries is unconstitutional. The Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for federal investigations into the death of Jelani Day, an Illinois State University grad student whose body was found last month. A new comedy at Krannert Center focuses […]

Illinois Theater comedy exemplifies more diversity on stage

URBANA – A theater production with Latinx representative characters premiered last weekend at the University of Illinois’ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. It is part of a co-director’s effort to see more people of color on stage. Native Gardens, a play written by Karen Zacarias, is a comedy that discusses race, class and privilege, between […]