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217 Today: What state reforms could look like for community college students in no-credit developmental courses

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • A Lake County Judge is denying bail to Robert Crimo III while he awaits trial on charges that he killed seven people in a mass shooting in Highland Park on the Fourth of July.
  • Republican gubernatorial nominee Darren Bailey wants to scrap the state’s decades-old gun-permitting system.
  • The head of the Illinois State Police said there wasn’t enough evidence to stop the alleged Highland Park shooter from getting a Firearm Owners ID Card, or a FOID card.
  • The longest-serving justice on the Illinois Supreme Court will retire on Thursday.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how many students in Illinois colleges are placed in “developmental” or remedial courses. A new law looks to change that.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Alex Degman, Harrison Malkin and Peter Medlin.

Sydney Wood

Sydney Wood

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