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217 Today: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday reported the highest number of new positive COVID tests since December first of last year.

  • High vaccination rates and strategic testing have been the University of Illinois’ answers to staying safe as the end of the COVID-19 pandemic remains out of reach.

  • A new statewide program is offering full-tuition scholarships to help stymie the teacher shortage in early childhood education.

  • Champaign County Public Health officials reported nearly 270 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday — the highest single-day total in about a year.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn why Major League Baseball owners have locked out players after their collective bargaining agreement expired earlier this week.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Emily Hays and Peter Medlin.

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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