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217 Today: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • The investigation continues into Monday night’s explosion at a residence hall on the University of Illinois Urbana campus.

  • Public health officials say a more contagious variant of the coronavirus is fueling a rise in infections just to our west in Missouri.

  • College athletes throughout Illinois will now be able to profit off of their name, image and likeness.

  • The Macon County Health Department is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic today at its offices on E. Condit St. in Decatur.

In today’s deep dive, today is the last day of Pride Month, and we’ll hear from a Champaign resident and activist about what Pride Month celebrations in the community have meant to her. 

Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Sarah Fentem, Farrah Anderson and Carolina Garibay.

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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