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217 Today: Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • There have been no arrests after a mass shooting at an American Legion post on the north side of Champaign on Friday afternoon.

  • Calling the police simply because a person looks suspicious based on their race could become a hate crime under a measure awaiting the Illinois governor’s signature.

  • According to the latest University of Illinois Flash Index, the Illinois economy is growing at its highest rate since 2015. 

In today’s deep dive, we take a look at the barriers to getting treatment for a child with mental illness, the first in a two-part series from Side Effects Public Media.

Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Maureen McKinney, Jim Meadows and Carter Barrett.

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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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