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217 Today: Democratic candidates in Illinois’ 13th District debate gun control, gas prices, aid to Ukraine and inflation

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is responding to a report of violent conditions at Thomson Prison – a federal prison in northern Illinois – that’s been labeled as one of the deadliest prisons in the U.S.
  • Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has filed the office’s first-ever hate crime lawsuit under expanded authority approved four years ago.
  • Minors in Illinois no longer need parental consent or a judge’s waiver to get an abortion. The legislation that repealed Illinois’ parental notification law went into effect on Wednesday.
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is conducting a survey in rural Champaign County that aims to help close internet gaps in the area.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll recap last week’s 13th District Democratic debate in preparation for tonight’s debate involving the four Republican candidates for Congress in Illinois’ 13th District.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Jane Carlson, Emily Hays and Harrison Malkin.

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