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217 Today: Former Saturday Night Live cast member fuses comedy, music for Krannert performance

Ana Gasteyer, known for her work on Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2002, will perform her Christmas album, "Sugar and Booze," at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Illinois State Police launched an online portal that lets residents submit anonymous tips about local, county or state officials they suspect of wrongdoing.
  • A consultant’s report finds Illinois prisons at Pontiac, Logan County and Stateville at Joliet are nearly inoperable.
  • Rural schools in Illinois will soon have more of a voice in state decisions on education, thanks to a bill signed by the governor this year.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about a former Saturday Night Live cast member coming to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts this week.

Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Eric Stock, Emily Hays and Owen Henderson.

Farrah Anderson

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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