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217 Today: As Illinois Republicans vote in Tuesday’s primaries, Trump’s endorsement looms large

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Tuesday is the final day to vote in the Illinois primary election. Polls are open until 7 p.m. Hear hourly election updates starting at 7 p.m. on WILL-AM 580.
  • Illinois Republican voters will choose on Tuesday whom they want to take on Democratic Governor JB Pritzker this fall.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union is concerned the Supreme Court ruling that upholds a coach’s right to pray with their team could lead to more efforts to inject religion into public schools.
  • As Illinois becomes an island of abortion access in the Midwest, a University of Illinois assistant dean shares advice on how abortion clinics can best serve new Hispanic clients.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about some of the contested races in Tuesday’s Illinois primary election with Statehouse reporter Alex Degman.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Eric Stock, Emily Hays and Jennifer Fuller.

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National Weather Service forecast map for June 13, 2024

Severe storms possible Thursday afternoon, evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.