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217 Today: Illinois continues to enact abortion protections a year after Roe v. Wade reversal

Reproductive rights advocates packed Chicago’s Federal Plaza on June 24, 2022, after the Supreme Court’s decision overturned Roe v. Wade.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • An Illinois lawmaker wants to tax and regulate a popular hemp derivative that’s already widely sold in stores.
  • The Illinois state capitol building is in the midst of a $300 million makeover.
  • The first ever Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Juneteenth Block Party will be held this Friday at the Illinois Terminal.
  • Reports of local shootings dominated the Champaign Community Coalition meeting on Wednesday. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about how Illinois has responded to abortion rights one year after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Tim Shelley, Jim Meadows and Mawa Iqbal.

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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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