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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.

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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