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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

217 Today: Wednesday May 12, 2021

Wednesday May 12, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • The head of an investigation into a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home says confusion over pandemic protocols within the facility likely made the crisis worse.

  • Local health departments are gearing up for the extension of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to people as young as twelve.

  • Gov. JB Pritzker used local road projects in Champaign County as a backdrop to announce the latest round of Rebuild Illinois grants.

  • A train derailment on the Canadian National tracks Tuesday night closed roads around Pesotum.

In today’s deep dive, navigating the health system to find help for mental health challenges can be difficult for young adults. We learn more from Side Effects Public Media.

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Brian Moline

Brian Moline is the Managing Editor of Illinois Newsroom and host of Morning Edition for Illinois Public Media/WILL. He's been with WILL since 2015, after a long stint at WDWS-AM in Champaign where he covered both news and sports for more than a decade. If you have story or interview ideas, you can reach Brian at bmoline@illinois.edu.

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Severe storms possible Thursday evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.