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217 Today: Representative Nikki Budzinski completes first 100 days in office

Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski represents Illinois' 13th congressional district, which stretches from the parts of the Metro East to Champaign-Urbana.

Friday, April 14, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • A week-long strike by the union representing Eastern Illinois University faculty and support staff is on hold, while members consider the administration’s contract proposal.
  • Medication abortion remains available in Illinois, despite a new federal court decision that put tighter rules on the drug.
  • Illinois State University’s athletics director has resigned amid questions about spending on a costly donor junket to Indianapolis.
  • The Urbana Park District Board of Commissioners has approved a contract to build a new Health and Wellness Center.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about Illinois Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski’s first 100 days in office representing the 13th congressional district.

Reporting today contributed by Kristen Schorsch, Ryan Denham, Stephanie Mosqueda and Jim Meadows. 

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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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