Thursday, July 11, 2024

Today’s headlines:

  •  A University of Illinois student is being charged with a felony for her involvement in an on-campus demonstration for Palestine in April.
  • A political scientist at the University of Illinois says polls show a majority of Democratic voters are worried about President Biden’s age. However, many are still ready to support his reelection.
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker says the state will invest thirty million dollars into creating more clean energy jobs.
  • Health insurance companies in Illinois have to start phasing out the practice of “step therapy.”

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about a hot air balloon event coming to central Illinois this weekend.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Anulika Ochuba, Elissa Eaton, Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Alex Degman and Kimberly Schofield.