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217 Today: Some in Illinois still waiting for redress from cannabis industry

Friday, July 15, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Many doctors from Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin are now working out of a health center across the Illinois border.
  • In the aftermath of the Highland Park mass shooting over the Fourth of July weekend, Illinois politicians are sparring over gun legislation.
  • If your bicycle is parked at a University of Illinois bike rack, make sure to remove any bright orange stickers attached to it.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how the state of Illinois is giving out 200 new recreational cannabis licenses in an effort to make amends for racial discrimination in marijuana arrests.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Kristen Schorsch, Harrison Malkin, Sydney Wood and Emily Hays.

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