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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Voters are choosing candidates Tuesday for local offices from mayor to school board. Polls are open until 7 p.m.

  • Gov. JB Pritzker stopped in Champaign on Monday to discuss money coming to schools from the American Rescue Plan Act.

  • Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is calling for the governor to live up to campaign promises surrounding legislative redistricting.

  • State public health officials reported more than 2100 new cases of COVID-19 Monday. The seven-day rolling case positivity rate remains steady at 3.8%.  

In today’s deep dive, medical school is challenging for everyone, but Black students can face an especially difficult road. We get a closer look from Side Effects Public Media’s Farah Yousry.

Reporting today contributed by Lee Gaines, Jim Meadows, and Farah Yousry.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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