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217 Today: Danville mayoral candidate Jackie Vinson challenges incumbent Rickey Williams

Friday, March 24, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • All three correctional officers involved in the beating death of an inmate at the Western Illinois Correctional Center have now been sentenced.
  • In the federal bribery trial playing out in downtown Chicago – prosecutors are going the deepest they’ve gone so far into former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s inner circle.
  • A measure to deter Illinois public and school libraries from banning books is working its way through the legislature.
  • Metro East figures and places will be featured in a new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield opening this week.
  • The State Senate has voted to rename and expand an Illinois program to honor the late State Senator Scott Bennett.
  • Both Danville Area Community College basketball teams were winners Thursday in NJCAA tournament action.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with Danville mayoral candidate Jackie Vinson ahead of the April election. 

Reporting today contributed by Rich Egger, Dave McKinney, Alex Degman, Reginald Hardwick, Will Bauer and Jim Meadows.

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Farrah Anderson

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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