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217 Today: A new political opera is coming to life at Krannert Center

Singer, composer and producer Toshi Reagon

Friday, April 28, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • A newly signed Illinois law will let out-of-state doctors and nurses practicing on temporary licenses stay here.
  • The Mississippi River is on the rise. Snowmelt from the Upper Basin states has caused a slow moving flood throughout the region.
  • A west suburban gun shop owner is taking his case against Illinois’ assault weapons ban to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about a new opera opening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts this weekend.

Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Mawa Iqbal, Guy Stephens and Kimberlie Kranich.


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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