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217 Today: During building renovations, a new recording lets the Altgeld Chimes ring on

Scaffolding surrounds the tower at the University of Illinois' Altgeld Hall, which holds the Altgeld Chimes.

October 5, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Federal lawmakers from Illinois are looking to see what Republicans in the U.S. House do next now that they don’t have a Speaker.
  • As the director of DCFS resigns, an advocate for foster children says the next head of Illinois’ child welfare agency must put its two-billion dollar budget to better use.
  • Champaign City Council voted this week to approve the next step of construction for a project that will improve drainage infrastructure in Garden Hills.
  • More than a few friends and family visited Danville yesterday to plant a tree in memory of the late state senator Scott Bennett.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about how the renovation project for Altgeld Hall has silenced the Altgeld Chimes for at least a couple of years. But there’ll soon be another way to hear them.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman, Elissa Eaton, Mae Antar and Jim Meadows. 

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