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Music director of Broadway’s ‘Six’ reflects on mental health journey

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • A federal judge in southern Illinois will hear arguments on Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the state’s recent assault weapons ban.
  • The Democratic National Convention will be coming to Chicago next year, officials announced on Tuesday.
  • New data shows more than 800,000 people in Illinois have had cannabis-related arrest records expunged.
  • Picket lines went up at Governors State University south of Chicago on Tuesday.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about the mental health journey of a Rockford native who’s now the music director of an award-winning Broadway show. 

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Tessa Weinberg, Camryn Cutinello, Jim Meadows, and Yvonne Boose.

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