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217 Today: Reproductive rights 50 years after Roe v. Wade

217 Today January 24, 2023

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • After months of pushback, the Champaign Unit 4 school board has scaled back changes to its school choice system. 
  • A new bill in Springfield would improve pay and training for an estimated 650,000 temporary workers who get their jobs through staffing agencies.
  • A central Illinois lawmaker plans to sue the state over its new assault weapons ban.
  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team will try to bounce back from Thursday’s loss to Indiana when they face Ohio State on Tuesday night in Champaign.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear from a policy advocate at Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region who will talk about the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the current state of reproductive rights. 

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Emily Hays, Camryn Cutinello, Eric Stock and Melba Lara.

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Sydney Wood

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