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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • A new use-of-force policy for Urbana Police places an emphasis on deescalating potentially violent situations.

  • Extensive changes are on the horizon for two University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign buildings built more than a century ago.

  • More than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, childcare providers say they’ve learned a lot about operating safely.

  • COVID-19 has claimed its youngest victim in Champaign County. The News-Gazette reports that a girl in her teens is one of three deaths from COVID reported Monday.

In today’s deep dive, more on how hospitals are faring during the latest wave of COVID-19 from a critical care doctor.

Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Reginald Hardwick and Christine Herman.

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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