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Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • A new Illinois law will help college students take a closer look at private student debt before they sign up for it.

  • Public health officials in Champaign-Urbana say COVID-19 booster shots will be available for local residents over 65 or at high risk for COVID, not that the FDA has authorized their use for those people.

  • Thursday is the start of the three-day cultural events festival Pygmalion.

  • A woman in her 70s is the 186th person in Champaign County to die of COVID-19.

In today’s deep dive, we get an update on the investigation of the disappearance of Illinois State University graduate student and Danville native Jelani Day.

Reporting today contributed by Caroline Kubzansky, Mona Alrazzaq, Gwyn Skiles and Sarah Nardi.

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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