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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

217 Today: Monday, June 28, 2021

Monday, June 28, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Cleanup continues after a portion of a historic building in Champaign collapsed over the weekend.

  • The General Assembly this spring approved a measure that would allow pharmacists to hand out hormonal birth control to a patient who has not seen a doctor.

  • New research from the University of Illinois explores why it can often take years for new medical guidelines to be adopted.

  • University of Illinois alum Alex Diab will represent Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics as an alternate for the men’s gymnastics team.

In today’s deep dive, some Midwest ethanol plants are part of big plans to capture and store the carbon dioxide they release when ethanol is made.

Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Maureen McKinney, Christine Herman and Katie Peikes.

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Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay is a senior journalism student at the University of Illinois. She’s a senior producer for the Illinois Student Newsroom and regularly covers arts and culture, education, and social justice issues affecting local communities. Along with her work for WILL, she was also the buzz Editor at The Daily Illini and hosts an arts and culture radio talkshow on WPGU 107.1 F.M.

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Severe storms possible Thursday evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.