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Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • A union representing about 300 state employees has come to an agreement with Gov. JB Pritzker’s office on his vaccine mandate for frontline state workers.

  • The governor says money to keep northern Illinois nuclear plants online was a necessary part of his efforts to move Illinois to full clean energy production by 2050.

  • The Champaign County Board votes Thursday on salaries for four countywide elected officials for the next four years — including a raise for the county clerk, and a deep pay cut for the county executive.

  • Champaign County public health officials reported 45 new COVID-19 cases Monday and one additional death. The death toll in Champaign County is up to 184.

In today’s deep dive, COVID-19 vaccines are plentiful in the United States, but not in many other parts of the world. That’s leading some people to take extreme measures to get a shot.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Tim Shelley, Jim Meadows and Farah Yousry.

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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