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WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Beryl’s to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to Illinois

217 Today: Saxophonist Reginald Lewis discusses the importance of Black Music Appreciation Month

Friday, June 21, 2024

Today’s headlines:

  • The heat wave over central Illinois will continue through Wednesday, with high humidity and temperatures in the mid-90s.
  • Illinois voters will not be asked this November whether abortion access should be enshrined in the state constitution despite efforts from pro-abortion rights groups.
  • The head of the Illinois Republican Party announced his resignation just days after his vice chair was ousted.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll listen to a conversation with saxophonist Reginald Lewis about the importance of Black Music Appreciation Month.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Andrew Pritchard, Mawa Iqbal, Alex Degman and Kennedy Vincent.

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Stephanie Mosqueda

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