Monday, October 17, 2022
- Democratic Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has a commanding lead over Republican Darren Bailey in a new WBEZ/Chicago Sun-Times poll.
- Despite county clerks being swamped with Freedom of Information requests about election security, no one from the public showed up to a Q&A and voting machine demo over the weekend in Bloomington.
- The fall harvest continues in Illinois, but the USDA is preparing for smaller crops because of drought.
- The Fighting Illini football team defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday afternoon 26-14.
In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at the race for U.S. Senate in Illinois, where Democrat Tammy Duckworth is seeking a second term against Republican challenger Kathy Salvi.
217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Colleen Reynolds, Harrison Malkin, Colin Hislope and Dan Mihalopoulos.