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WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Beryl’s to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to Illinois

217 Today: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Gov. JB Pritzker is expected to reestablish a statewide mask mandate and announce vaccine mandates for school staff.

  • The head of the Illinois State Police says they’ve made substantial progress in catching up with a backlog of unprocessed DNA evidence.

  • An Illinois state senator discusses the impact of pending nuclear plant closures.

  • Two more Champaign County residents have died of COVID-19, bringing the county’s death toll to 174.

In today’s deep dive, we hear from several University of Illinois students about how they’re feeling as they resume in-person classes this week.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Jim Meadows, Peter Medlin and Carolina Garibay.

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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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