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217 Today: Indiana House to debate a bill that would heavily restrict abortions

Monday, August 1, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • An unusually tense process to select the next Democratic Party of Illinois chair ended Friday when its current chair withdrew her name from consideration.
  • The Democratic Party of Illinois has a new leader after an internal power battle settled this weekend.
  • Illinois’ share of a national opioid settlement with four pharmaceutical giants is $760 million.
  • The livelihood of Illinois’ state insect —the monarch butterfly —is under threat.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about efforts to severely restrict abortion in Indiana. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Hannah Meisel, Mawa Iqbal, Harrison Malkin and Michael Puente

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a 2024 graduate of the University of Illinois. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter focusing on police and investigative stories.

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