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Friday, Sept. 3, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois’ governor says COVID cases among school students are likely higher than what official numbers show.

  • Central Illinois U.S. Representative Darin LaHood says two top Biden administration officials should resign over the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Officials at Planned Parenthood Illinois Action say they’re preparing to help patients from Texas after a new restrictive abortion law took effect earlier this week.

  • On top of the pandemic, children and families are now also worrying about access to transportation to go to school.

In today’s deep dive, changing the kind of rock farmers use to treat their soil could be good for the environment and the harvest.

Reporting today contributed by Sean Crawford, Eric Stock, Carolina Garibay, Luis Velazquez and Jonathan Ahl.

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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