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217 Today: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • The so-called Delta variant of COVID-19 keeps making inroads in Illinois. The more contagious COVID-19 mutation has propelled positivity rates in some areas of the state to levels not seen since the first half of January.

  • The St. Louis region this week became one of the first places in the nation to re-impose a mask mandate to help stem the new wave of coronavirus infections. The mask mandate applies to everyone age 5 and older, even if they’ve gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • An Illinois congresswoman wants to defund universities that provide abortion medication to students.

  • A northern Illinois couple is facing federal charges alleging they breached the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 insurrection.

In today’s deep dive, some rural residents of Champaign County had their water contaminated by a gas leak, but they could eventually be hooked up to a nearby public water system.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Sarah Fentem, Reginald Hardwick and Jim Meadows.

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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Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay

Carolina Garibay is the producer intern for the Illinois Public Media/WILL morning podcast 217 Today. She started at WILL in 2021 after contributing to the Illinois Student Newsroom in her audio journalism class. She is from the northwest side of Chicago and is a senior journalism student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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