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217 Today: Local Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award winner advocates for formerly incarcerated people

Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Candidates for county and state offices and judge seats in Illinois can start collecting signatures for the June primary. The state shortened the time to circulate petitions from 90 to 60 days because of the delay in approving new legislative maps.

  • Tens of thousands of Illinoisans are eligible for student loan relief as part of a nationwide settlement with private loan servicer Navient.

  • Danville students are learning remotely again Friday after a sudden increase in COVID-19 cases among both students and staff.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from James Corbin II — one of the honorees at this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration this Sunday.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Eric Stock, Andrew Pritchard, Alex Degman, Emily Hays and Farrah Anderson.

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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