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Friday, May 7, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Gov. JB Pritzker will expand capacity limits at business and social gatherings beginning next Friday, citing improved COVID metrics and vaccination numbers.

  • Republican state lawmakers are again blasting Democrats who control the General Assembly over the way the majority party is drawing new legislative maps.

  • The University of Illinois Urbana campus is relaxing some of its restrictions on travel for University projects this summer.

  • The Macon County Health Department is hosting a single-dose vaccination clinic on Friday at the the MCHD office in Decatur. Six hundred doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available.

In today’s deep dive, a look at the racism members of the Asian-American Pacific Islander community are facing on a daily basis, right here in Champaign-Urbana.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Jim Meadows, and Vivian La.

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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