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217 Today: Friday, July 16, 2021

Friday, July 16, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois will become the first state in the nation to ban police from lying to suspects under 18 during interrogation under a measure signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker Thursday.

  • Researchers at Southern Illinois University are studying the causes of burnout in the nursing profession.

  • Some Illinoisans are getting ready to fly to Tokyo next week for the 2020 Olympics.

  • The COVID-19 Delta variant has reached Champaign County. Officials with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District say the variant appears to be more transmissible.

In today’s deep dive, protests last summer fueled a debate over police in schools. In many cities, the conversation about “school resource officers” or “SROs” continues.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Steph Whiteside, Dana Cronin and Peter Medlin.

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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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