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Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Gov. JB Pritzker has signed a massive energy and climate plan to put Illinois on a path to 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

  • Childcare providers and families will soon be eligible for more state aid as the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on.

  • Wednesday was the deadline for University of Illinois students, staff and faculty to request to be exempt from the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

  • Two Champaign schools were on lockdown Wednesday afternoon following reports of shots fired near Centennial High School. No one was injured.

In today’s deep dive, a conversation with the incoming executive director of the Champaign County Forest Preserve District.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Caroline Kubzansky, Justin Malone and Reginald Hardwick.

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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