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217 Today: Wednesday June 9, 2021

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Wednesday June 9, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Repeal of parental involvement in abortion laws was proposed in three states this legislative season, and advocates viewed Illinois as most likely to give approval, but it didn’t happen.

  • Illinois drivers who tow items using a utility trailer will be able to pay considerably less for their trailer plates.

  • The Danville Veterans Affairs office is undergoing a major employee recruitment effort to hire everything from housekeepers to physicians.

  • Champaign County reported its 152nd COVID-19 related death Tuesday. Local health authorities have reported three COVID-19 deaths over the past two days. Eleven new cases of the coronavirus were reported in Champaign County on Tuesday.

In today’s deep dive, a Vermilion County health official explains why COVID-19 vaccination rates are lagging there.

Reporting today contributed by Maureen McKinney, Derek Cantu, Farrah Anderson and Tinisha Spain.

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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