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217 Today: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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.

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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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