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217 Today: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Cities and towns in Illinois are calling on Governor J.B. Pritzker’s administration to apply for the federal funds they’re entitled to under the American Rescue Plan.

  • The annual Redneck Fishing Tournament is coming back to Central Illinois after a two-year hiatus.

  • A new bill awaiting Gov. JB Pritzker’s signature could make it easier for undocumented students in Illinois to get their degrees.

  • OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois announced Monday in a press release that they will be partnering with Parkland Community College to expand the SHIELD-CU COVID-19 testing program.

In today’s deep dive, it has been a rough year for kids across the country, especially for those in lower income areas. In one Midwest neighborhood, a small vegetable garden is providing fresh food and a safe haven.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Tim Shelley, Farrah Anderson and Farah Yousry.

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Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay is a senior journalism student at the University of Illinois. She’s a senior producer for the Illinois Student Newsroom and regularly covers arts and culture, education, and social justice issues affecting local communities. Along with her work for WILL, she was also the buzz Editor at The Daily Illini and hosts an arts and culture radio talkshow on WPGU 107.1 F.M.

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