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217 Today: Rockford community protests police violence against students

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois’ local congressional delegation remains split on their choices for the U.S. House’s next Speaker. 
  • An insurance analyst projects State Farm will soon fall behind GEICO and Progressive as the nation’s top auto insurer.
  • Applicants seeking to fill the state Senate seat left vacant by the death last month of Scott Bennett appeared on an online forum on Wednesday night to make their case to local Democrats.
  • Too many turnovers and too many fouls hindered the Illinois men’s basketball team in a 73-to-60 loss at Northwestern on Wednesday night.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at the reaction to school violence in Rockford.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Will Bauer, Eric Stock, Jim Meadows and Peter Medlin.

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