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217 Today: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Two-and-a-half weeks after the Centers for Disease Control said it was OK for people vaccinated against COVID-19 to go mask-less indoors — including schools — the agency reversed course Tuesday. 

  • Beginning January 1, certain employer-sponsored health insurance plans offered in Illinois will be required to cover infertility treatments for same-sex couples and single people.

  • The number of shooting incidents in Champaign County so far this year has surpassed the total number in 2020. These range from shots fired into the air to people killed by gunfire.

  • State officials report 260 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Champaign County Monday, bringing the seven-day rolling average of vaccinations administered daily to a 287 doses.

In today’s deep dive, Tuesday marked the beginning of the House Select Committee investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Among the members on the committee is Illinois Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger, who became emotional during his opening remarks.  

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Farrah Anderson and Reginald Hardwick.

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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