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217 Today: Wednesday June 9, 2021

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.

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Carolina Garibay

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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