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217 Today: Thursday, July 22, 2021

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • The University of Illinois will require all faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated by the start of the upcoming fall semester.

  • Congressman Rodney Davis may not be serving on that January 6 Select Committee after all.

  • A new statewide campaign called “Fully Free” aims to change the laws that restrict those with a criminal record.

  • OSF HealthCare now says it will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September.

In today’s deep dive, the Tokyo Olympics officially start Friday. We learn about the physics behind the Olympics.

Reporting today contributed by Sean Crawford, Ryan Denham, Vivian La and Peter Medlin.

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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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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