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Friday, April 9, 2021

Today’s Headlines:

  • The Illinois Department of Public Health reported more than 3,700 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Health officials also reported more than 154,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered on Wednesday, a new daily record.

  • An Illinois House committee gathering input from different parts of the state on redistricting heard from the Champaign-Urbana area on Thursday.

  • Champaign-Urbana public health officials reported 46 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. They say more than 52,000 people have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in Champaign County, about 30 percent of the vaccine-eligible population.

In today’s deep dive, a conversation with Christian McBride. The Grammy-winning bassist and bandleader is the host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America, which debuted on WILL-FM last weekend.

Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows.

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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Brian Moline

Brian Moline

Brian Moline is the Managing Editor of Illinois Newsroom and host of Morning Edition for Illinois Public Media/WILL. He's been with WILL since 2015, after a long stint at WDWS-AM in Champaign where he covered both news and sports for more than a decade. If you have story or interview ideas, you can reach Brian at bmoline@illinois.edu.

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