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217 Today: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tuesday August 31, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Democrats in the General Assembly are set to vote on new legislative maps as they return to Springfield Tuesday.

  • Legislators also hope to agree on major energy and climate change legislation during Tuesday’s one-day session.

  • The Farm Progress Show, one of the largest agriculture trade shows in the country, is back in person for the first time since before the pandemic.

  • A University of Illinois police lieutenant killed in an off-duty crash will be laid to rest later Tuesday.

In today’s deep dive, with increasingly hot summers linked to climate change, livestock producers are searching for ways to keep their animals safe from the heat.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Reginald Hardwick and Dana Cronin.

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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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