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217 Today: Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor JB Pritzker signed a law Friday making Illinois the first state in the nation to mandate schools teach Asian American history.

  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says Senate Republicans face a “moment of truth” on infrastructure.

  • Recent tests confirm air and water quality levels near the Rockton chemical fire are safe.

  • Champaign County officials are reporting more than 204 thousand doses of a COVID vaccine have been administered as of Saturday. More than 100,000 individuals are fully vaccinated, nearly 55% of the county’s vaccine-eligible population.

In today’s deep dive, the pandemic has been stressful for many families. That stress can affect a child’s development, including their language and social skills.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Eric Stock, Yvonne Boose and Christine Herman.

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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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