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Thursday June 3, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Lawmakers left Springfield Tuesday without a final vote on a plan to both prevent the threatened closure of three nuclear power plants or lay down tough standards for clean energy in Illinois moving forward. But Governor JB Pritzker says he believes a deal is imminent.

  • Central Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood says Congress will have to look beyond the gas tax to pay for a new infrastructure bill regardless of the final price tag. The federal gas tax hasn’t been increased in nearly 30 years.

  • With COVID-19 vaccination rates in Illinois declining, the state department of health is looking for ways to incentivize Illinois adults to get the shot.

  • Carle announced Wednesday that it’s permanently closing the Kohl’s Plaza COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Sunday. 

In today’s deep dive, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police last year, many school leaders vowed to better reflect and serve their students. One year later, we look at what’s changed in education. 

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Eric Stock, Dana Cronin, 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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