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WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Beryl’s to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to Illinois

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.


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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a 2024 graduate of the University of Illinois. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter focusing on police and investigative stories.

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