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217 Today: Democrat candidate Nikki Budzinski discusses labor activism and uniting the 13th congressional district

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Planned Parenthood is launching its first mobile abortion clinic in the country, and it will start in southern Illinois.
  • Governor JB Pritzker says he’s open to changes to the SAFE-T Act, which will end cash bail in the state.
  • Over the weekend, local advocacy group Uniting Pride threw its first-ever queer homecoming dance for adults.
  • Last week, Spurlock Museum in Urbana held a panel about Indigenous people’s diverse identities, including their sex, gender, religion and culture.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from Democrat Nikki Budzinski, who is running for the newly drawn 13th congressional district seat this fall.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Nour Longi, Jacqueline Barba and Harrison Malkin.

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