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217 Today: Highland Park’s mayor reflects on the mass shooting one year later

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering in front of City Hall in June 2023.

July 3, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Four days after a derecho blew through Central Illinois, some neighborhoods are still waiting for power to be restored.
  • A year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Illinois will release less data about who gets an abortion around the state.
  • The openly-queer members of the Illinois legislature are condemning the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a business owner refusing to serve same-sex couples.
  • Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard talks with News Director Reginald Hardwick about how the recent derecho storm began in the Rockies.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering reflecting on the past year leading her community through tragedy and how that informs what she does in the future.

 217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Kristen Schorsch, Mawa Iqbal, and Alex Degman.


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