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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker made a stop in Champaign on Wednesday to champion new criminal justice and police reforms, which he signed into law on Monday.

  • A new lawsuit against the University of Illinois claims the university failed to investigate claims of sexual harassment and assault in a timely and adequate manner.

  • Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s handpicked replacement for his House seat has resigned less than three days after his appointment.

  • The number of active COVID-19 cases in Champaign County has reached its lowest level since Nov. 10, as the number of people vaccinated continues to rise.

In today’s deep dive, we take a look at how U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s time at Illinois State University and serving on the McLean County Board shaped the politician he is today.

Reporting today contributed by Dana Cronin, Mary Hansen, Hannah Meisel, and Eric Stock.

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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