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Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • County clerks in Illinois will likely lose somewhere between $5-15 million in bond processing fees whn the state goes to a no-cash bond system in 2023.

  • A massive coal plant in the Metro East will be affected by the new clean energy law.

  • The University YMCA in Champaign will host an information session this weekend to help local DACA recipients.

  • ICU bed capacity in Illinois’ Region 6, including Champaign County, has dropped to 16%, down from 22% a month ago.

In today’s deep dive, a closer look at the environmental impact of the massive energy bill that Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law this week.

Reporting today contributed by Maureen McKinney, Eric Schmid, Carolina Garibay and Dana Cronin.

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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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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