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Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • The LaSalle County Coroner says a body pulled from the Illinois River earlier this month is that of missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day.

  • Three former lobbyists and an executive for utility giant Commonwealth Edison say the indictment against them jumps to conclusions about how three critical energy laws passed in Springfield.

  • At least 850 Afghan refugees will begin arriving in Illinois in mid-October.

  • Uniting Pride’s annual C-U Pride Fest is this week and has the theme “What the Health? Fighting. Surviving. Thriving.”

In today’s deep dive, Illinois has a plan in place to reduce farm runoff, in an effort to improve water quality locally and downstream. But it’s not working.

Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Hannah Meisel, Caroline Kubzansky, 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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