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217 Today: A new historical marker in Illinois honors a worker killed protesting in the 1930s

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza wants to pay down the state’s pension liabilities more aggressively while building savings at the same time.
  • Educators around the state say students are over-tested, and they feel the state’s proposal to revamp its spring testing program is not a solution.
  • Chicago hip hop group Mother Nature brings mental health workshops to schools and colleges.
  • Masks are now optional on all Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District transportation and facilities, including the Illinois Terminal.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn the history behind a new historical marker in Illinois that honors a worker killed protesting in the 1930s.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Susie An, Emily Hays, Neshmia Malik and Peter Medlin

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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