September 22, 2023
- Federal lawmakers from Illinois are calling on their Republican colleagues to avoid a government shutdown.
- The Illinois State Board of Education is considering further tightening rules for restraining and isolating students in schools.
- The American Library Association says 2023 has been another record year for book ban attempts in the U.S.
- Sober bars are opening across the country, but they could be problematic for those in recovery.
In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about why many hospitals across the Chicago area are not investing in midwives.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Nereida Moreno, Adora Namigadde, Mae Antar and Kristen Schorsch.