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217 Today: New investigation looks at Urbana’s civil police review board and its effectiveness

Urbana Police Department Officer John Franquemont after arresting Laquesha Thadison in April 2020.

July 5, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Former Illinois State Senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey is running for Congress.
  • Champaign-Urbana residents lined Lincoln Avenue to watch floats and classic cars in Fourth of July parade.
  • Illinois is helping low-income people recover their groceries after power outages caused food to spoil.
  • State lawmakers have more gun control bills in mind for future sessions.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with journalist Brian Dolinar about his investigation of Urbana’s civil police review board.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Owen Henderson, Mae Antar, Mawa Iqbal and Reginald Hardwick.

Stephanie Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda

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