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217 Today: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • A new use-of-force policy for Urbana Police places an emphasis on deescalating potentially violent situations.

  • Extensive changes are on the horizon for two University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign buildings built more than a century ago.

  • More than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, childcare providers say they’ve learned a lot about operating safely.

  • COVID-19 has claimed its youngest victim in Champaign County. The News-Gazette reports that a girl in her teens is one of three deaths from COVID reported Monday.

In today’s deep dive, more on how hospitals are faring during the latest wave of COVID-19 from a critical care doctor.

Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Reginald Hardwick and Christine Herman.

Brian Moline

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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