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217 Today: Live theater and music take over Champaign and Urbana in the upcoming weeks

Mary Jane Oken (Jane Doe, left) and Kevin Paul Wickart (The Amazing Karnak, right) at a performance of "Ride the Cyclone." The show opened at the Station Theatre on July 27 and will close on August 13.

August 2, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • The University of Illinois College of Education organized a workshop to help teachers learn how to teach Asian American history.
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is launching a program to help coordinate abortions at hospitals for high-risk patients.
  • Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller condemned yesterday’s new federal indictment of former President Donald Trump as an attack by the Biden administration on the electoral process.
  • Illinois officials packed The Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ to unveil a new sign honoring Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more ​​about upcoming performances and entertainment in Champaign and Urbana.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Emily Hays, Kristen Schorsch, Jim Meadows, Tessa Weinberg and Owen Henderson.

Stephanie Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda

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