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217 Today: Friday, August 6, 2021

Friday, August 6, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Educators are reacting to the state’s mask mandate for schools.

  • New bills signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker today will help provide feminine hygiene products to poor women as well as order public colleges and universities to offer the items in campus restrooms in Illinois.

  • Illini football and basketball fans will hear a new fight song joining the traditional music during the upcoming season.

  • Public health officials reported 86 new COVID-19 cases in Champaign County Thursday, the most since April 14.

In today’s deep dive, FarmFED Coop is a new cooperative that’s trying to help produce growers in Illinois scale up their operations. 

Reporting today contributed by Peter Medlen, Maureen McKinney, Reginald Hardwick and Dana Cronin.

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Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay is a senior journalism student at the University of Illinois. She’s a senior producer for the Illinois Student Newsroom and regularly covers arts and culture, education, and social justice issues affecting local communities. Along with her work for WILL, she was also the buzz Editor at The Daily Illini and hosts an arts and culture radio talkshow on WPGU 107.1 F.M.

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