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Monday, Oct. 4, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Women’s rights activists took to the streets of Champaign-Urbana on Saturday to march for abortion rights.

  • A Vermilion County judge ruled last week against calls from some teachers and parents to remove state mandates for COVID-19 vaccines, testing and masking in schools.

  • After merely steady increases, the price of farmland has rocketed up this year.

In today’s deep dive, we learn how some rural utilities are handling increased demand for power and water from marijuana businesses.

Reporting today contributed by Carolina Garibay, Farrah Anderson, Dana Cronin and Seth Bodine.

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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