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Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Republican U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger says the U.S. exit in Afghanistan was “probably some of the worst military decision-making in my lifetime.”

  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says efforts are ongoing to secure the release of Mark Frerichs, an Illinois man held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

  • Utility crews across Illinois will take a caravan to Louisiana to help restore power for hundreds of thousands of people following Hurricane Ida.

  • Urbana Middle School was in a “soft lockdown” yesterday morning because of rumors on social media of a possible school shooting.

In today’s deep dive, there was a nurse shortage in the United States before the pandemic. Now there’s concern that nurses on the frontlines are at risk of burnout.

Reporting today contributed by Peter Medlin, Tim Shelley, Eric Stock and Natalie Krebs.

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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