September 14, 2023
- The annual Pygmalion festival returns to Champaign-Urbana next week and two winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be an opening act.
- Book bans have been growing in many states. Some Illinois experts on the subject brought the matter before the U.S. Congress.
- Illinois is set to eliminate cash bail in four days and Attorney General Kwame Raoul is looking forward to the historic change.
- The investigation continues into more than 400 Illinois state workers who allegedly defrauded the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with Morris Day about his career, his legacy and his upcoming performance at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Owen Henderson, Linda Kenyon, Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman and Kimberly Schofield.