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217 Today: Monday, June 28, 2021

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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

Carolina Garibay is the producer intern for the Illinois Public Media/WILL morning podcast 217 Today. She started at WILL in 2021 after contributing to the Illinois Student Newsroom in her audio journalism class. She is from the northwest side of Chicago and is a senior journalism student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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