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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Leaders in charge of the Democratic Party of Illinois are preaching party unity even as former House Speaker Mike Madigan’s absence has left fractures.

  • The University of Illinois has hired its first Associate Vice Chancellor for Native Affairs on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

  • University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen says he has hopes for a safe fall semester.

  • Champaign County public health officials reported 150 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. That’s the highest number of cases in a single day since January.

In today’s deep dive, the first story in a three-part series about a church on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus accused of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Christine Herman, Esther Yoon-Ji Kang and Susie An.

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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