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217 Today: Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Urbana firefighters are trying to figure out what caused an explosion at a privately-run residence hall on the University of Illinois campus Monday night.

  • A Champaign County Board committee holds a study session Tuesday to gather input on improving local broadband service.

  • The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at a summer camp in western Illinois that’s now expanded to 85 known cases, and at least one unvaccinated young adult has been hospitalized.

  • The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 95 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered Sunday in Champaign County. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered is currently 566.

In today’s deep dive, Illinois and states around the country are concerned about the Delta variant, a variant of the coronavirus that is thought to be more transmissible, and thus more dangerous. In many places, it could become the majority of cases.

Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Jim Meadows, Hannah Meisel and the 21st show.

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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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