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217 Today: Monday June 14, 2021

Monday June 14, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • In an effort to address the so-called digital divide exacerbated by the pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission is temporarily providing low-income Americans discounted Internet access.

  • A federal judge has stopped debt payoffs for Black and other minority farmers.

  • The police department of the University of Illinois is launching a new initiative to provide help to people experiencing mental health crises.

  • Champaign-Urbana public health officials report the number of active COVID-19 cases has declined for the 15th straight day – down to 94 on Sunday. The number of hospitalizations held steady at seven for the third day in a row.

In today’s deep dive, a look at how therapy dogs are helping to expand mental health services in schools.

Reporting today contributed by Derek Cantu, Seth Bodine, Christine Herman, 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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