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217 Today: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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.

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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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