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217 Today: Friday, Sept. 10, 2021

Friday, Sept. 10, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • The Illinois House passed major energy and climate legislation Thursday night that aims to put Illinois on the path to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

  • A Champaign Unit 4 school bus was struck by gunfire yesterday while transporting students home. No students or staff were injured.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it’s making a big investment in renewable energy in rural America.

In today’s deep dive, a conversation with Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig. He discusses his memories of the 9/11 attacks and how they changed firefighting.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Christine Herman, Dana Cronin and Reginald Hardwick.

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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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