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217 Today: Friday June 4, 2021

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Friday June 4, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • In the wake of an ongoing federal investigation that’s nabbed political types from Chicago to Springfield, Democratic lawmakers earlier this week pushed through ethics legislation that Republicans say is weak, but they still voted for it.

  • The state legislative maps approved by the Illinois General Assembly last week created a number of narrowly shaped districts that now include two cities.

  • As Illinois inches toward more fully reopening, parents with young children may wonder how COVID-19 guidance applies to them.

  • In Champaign County, health officials announced eight more coronavirus cases. There are currently 153 active cases – the lowest it’s been since late August of last year.

In today’s deep dive, Governor JB Pritzker spoke with Illinois Public Radio government and politics editor Hannah Meisel about where negotiations stand on a massive energy bill before lawmakers go back to Springfield for a vote on a final deal.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Derek Cantu, and Christine Herman.

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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Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay is the producer intern for the Illinois Public Media/WILL morning podcast 217 Today. She started at WILL in 2021 after contributing to the Illinois Student Newsroom in her audio journalism class. She is from the northwest side of Chicago and is a senior journalism student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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