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217 Today: Proposed Illinois bill aims to change how schools teach Native American history

Members of the Native American community and the Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois gathered at the Illinois State Capitol in November for a Native American Summit. A bill to require Illinois schools to teach a unit of Native American history has passed the Illinois House and is pending in the Illinois Senate.
Monday, May 1, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • The Danville City Council could pass an ordinance Tuesday night restricting abortion access in the city.
  • The Illinois General Assembly is talking about ways for the state to better help children struggling with mental health.
  • Organizers say nearly 9,000 athletes took part in this year’s Christie Clinic Race Weekend.
  • A federal judge in southern Illinois has temporarily blocked enforcement of the state’s ban on many high-powered firearms and large-capacity magazines.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about a bill in the Illinois legislature that aims to increase education about Native American history.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood.  Reporting today contributed by Farrah Anderson, Camryn Cutinello, Mae Antar, Mawa Iqbal and Susie An.

Sydney Wood

Sydney Wood

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