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217 Today: Why violence is increasing in Illinois’ K-12 schools

Friday, January 20, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • The Illinois State Board of Education unanimously approved a budget advanced by outgoing state superintendent Carmen Ayala Wednesday.
  • The family of a Springfield man who suffocated after being strapped face down to a stretcher has filed a civil lawsuit against the ambulance company and two EMT’s.
  • The William M. Staerkel Planetarium is hosting two shows in Spanish this upcoming weekend.
  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team lost to the Indiana Hoosiers Thursday night 80-to-65 at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the increase in violence in Illinois’ K-12 schools over the past few years.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Cianna Greaves, Sean Crawford, Luis Velazquez, Colin Hislope and Peter Medlin.

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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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