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217 Today: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

Today’s headines:

  • Southern Illinois reached a new record on Tuesday, with zero available ICU beds in Region 5.

  • Gov. JB Pritzker is lobbying for a federal law protecting abortion access after a Texas law banning abortions after six weeks went into effect this month.

  • While the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomed a record breaking freshman class this fall, the campus is also seeing a decline in minority enrollment.

  • Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is launching a statewide effort to track and prosecute retail theft.

In today’s deep dive, we hear from the director of an agency that will help resettle refugees from Afghanistan in Illinois.

Reporting today contributed by Jennifer Fuller, Peter Medlin, Luis Velazquez, Hannah Meisel and The 21st Show.

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Brian Moline

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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