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217 Today: Former GOP candidate for governor Darren Bailey running to unseat Mike Bost in 12th District

Republican Darren Bailey (left), who ran unsuccessfully for Illinois governor in 2022, is challenging fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bost in the state's most conservative district.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Today’s headlines:

  • Abortion providers and advocates say they’re seeing more violence against their patients and workers.
  • Progressive lawmakers and activists are trying to make Illinois the 8th state to eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers.
  • The American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood storage.
  •  A local stylist is heading to New York Fashion Week.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about Congressman Mike Bost and the challenge he faces in the March 19 primary.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Owen Henderson and Alex Degman. 

Stephanie Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda

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