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217 Today: Friday June 4, 2021

Friday June 4, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • In the wake of an ongoing federal investigation that’s nabbed political types from Chicago to Springfield, Democratic lawmakers earlier this week pushed through ethics legislation that Republicans say is weak, but they still voted for it.

  • The state legislative maps approved by the Illinois General Assembly last week created a number of narrowly shaped districts that now include two cities.

  • As Illinois inches toward more fully reopening, parents with young children may wonder how COVID-19 guidance applies to them.

  • In Champaign County, health officials announced eight more coronavirus cases. There are currently 153 active cases – the lowest it’s been since late August of last year.

In today’s deep dive, Governor JB Pritzker spoke with Illinois Public Radio government and politics editor Hannah Meisel about where negotiations stand on a massive energy bill before lawmakers go back to Springfield for a vote on a final deal.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Derek Cantu, and Christine Herman.

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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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