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217 Today: Friday May 14, 2021

Friday May 14, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Gov. JB Pritzker’s office is shielding itself from blame in the massive COVID outbreak at a state-run veterans’ home that killed 36 residents last fall.

  • Six Flags Great America is offering 50,000 free tickets for newly vaccinated Illinoisans in an effort to rev up the state’s stalled COVID vaccination progress.

  • The University of Illinois’ new solar farm outside of Savoy is entering its final phase of construction.

  • The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is offering a walk-in clinic with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at its office on Friday from 8:30a.m. to 3p.m.

In today’s deep dive, we spend a morning with the Illini rowing team at Clinton Lake. WILL student reporter Amanda Brennan takes us there.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Jim Meadows, and Amanda Brennan.

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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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