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Monday, August 30, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield this week to revise new legislative maps that Democrats pushed through the General Assembly just a few months ago.

  • Police in many downstate cities stopped Black drivers at much higher rates last year than white motorists.

  • Family members and police are looking for a missing Illinois State University graduate student from Danville.

  • Public health officials reported nearly 200 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend.

In today’s deep dive, we hear from a University of Illinois epidemiologist about how K-12 schools can stay open for in-person learning this year.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Maureen McKinney and Christine Herman.

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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