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217 Today: Governor Pritzker unveils a new state budget

Illinois governor JB Pritzker delivers his State of the State and budget address before a joint session of the General Assembly on Wed., Feb. 15.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Education took center stage in the governor’s budget proposal.  
  • Illinois higher education leaders are reacting favorably to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s budget address Wednesday. 
  • The University of Illinois Police Department is reviewing Monday’s shooting at Michigan State University to see if changes need to be made to their response plans.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at the governor’s budget proposals and the state’s reaction. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Susie An, Luis Velazquez and Alex Degman.  

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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