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217 Today: A new voice is hitting the airwaves for Illinois Public Media’s “Dialogue”

Kennedy Vincent is the new host of Illinois Public Media's "Dialogue."

Friday, April 19, 2024

Today’s headlines:

  • Patient advocates are backing an effort led by Governor J.B. Pritzker to ban junk insurance plans in Illinois.
  • Some Illinois mayors are pushing back against Governor J.B. Pritzker’s idea to cut the state’s one percent grocery tax.
  • The Illinois Senate passed legislation this week aimed at supporting local media in the state.
  • A new facility that raises fly larvae for animal feed has been built in Decatur.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll listen to a conversation with Kennedy Vincent — the new host of IPM’s “Dialogue.” 

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Jade Marceau, Jim Meadows and Kimberly Schofield. 

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Stephanie Mosqueda

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