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217 Today: New legislative inspector general discusses his goals for the position

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • An Illinois state representative ejected from the floor last week for refusing to wear a mask has sued the House speaker.

  • California unveiled its endemic strategy last week. The targeted plan shows how the state will approach living with COVID-19. Illinois could be headed for a similar plan.

  • Schools should change to fit their students’ cultures, not the other way around. That was one theme at Monday night’s News, Brews and Beatz conversation moderated by Illinois Public Media.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn what retired judge Michael McCuskey wants to accomplish in his new position as Illinois’ legislative inspector general.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Katie O’Connell, Emily Hays and Eric Stock.

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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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