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Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • As energy negotiations continue in Springfield, renewable energy entrepreneurs say each day that goes by means a less certain future for their businesses.

  • U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is indicating support for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for schoolchildren, once vaccines are authorized for those under 12.

  • In-person campus tours resumed Tuesday at the University of Illinois, 16 months after they were stopped in the early days of the pandemic.

  • The University of Illinois has set new enrollment records on two of its three campuses, and system wide.

In today’s deep dive, the Illinois House returns to Springfield Thursday to take up massive energy legislation. We get a preview of those discussions.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Jim Meadows, Gwyn Skiles, and Tony Arnold.

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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