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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • A longtime fixture in state and national Democratic politics is mounting a challenge to Congressman Rodney Davis in Illinois’ 13th District.

  • Gov. JB Pritzker says he won’t hesitate to implement COVID mitigations again if warranted, but he has declined to say what they might be.

  • An Illinois Congressman who serves on the House Intelligence Committee says the United States has failed its partners in Afghanistan.

  • The CDC considers the level of COVID transmission in Champaign County and all surrounding counties to be “high,” and recommends mask wearing in all indoor public spaces.

In today’s deep dive, a look at the increasing frequency and severity of ransomware attacks against hospitals and health care providers.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Carter Barrett and Lauren Bavis.

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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