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217 Today: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • A union representing about 300 state employees has come to an agreement with Gov. JB Pritzker’s office on his vaccine mandate for frontline state workers.

  • The governor says money to keep northern Illinois nuclear plants online was a necessary part of his efforts to move Illinois to full clean energy production by 2050.

  • The Champaign County Board votes Thursday on salaries for four countywide elected officials for the next four years — including a raise for the county clerk, and a deep pay cut for the county executive.

  • Champaign County public health officials reported 45 new COVID-19 cases Monday and one additional death. The death toll in Champaign County is up to 184.

In today’s deep dive, COVID-19 vaccines are plentiful in the United States, but not in many other parts of the world. That’s leading some people to take extreme measures to get a shot.

Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Tim Shelley, Jim Meadows and Farah Yousry.

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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