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Thursday May 20, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Officials say the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Champaign police officer is ongoing.

  • Students in Illinois would be required to return to in-person learning this fall under a resolution unanimously approved by the State Board of Education.

  • The Champaign County Board will hold a public hearing and a vote Thursday evening on new boundaries for the districts that county board members represent.

  • University of Illinois President Tim Killeen announced Wednesday that Avijit Ghosh is the system’s interim executive vice president.

In today’s deep dive, most people know Black Lives Matter through large protests, but we look at another way the group is trying to save Black lives.

Reporting today contributed by Dana Cronin, Christine Hatfield, Jim Meadows, and Jess Clark.

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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