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217 Today: Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Comprehensive energy legislation finally moved through the Illinois Senate Tuesday night after a months long impasse.

  • Democrats in the General Assembly pushed through new legislative district maps over the objections of both Republicans and community advocacy organizations.

  • Urbana’s Vineyard Church was the site Tuesday of the funeral for a longtime University of Illinois police officer.

  • University of Illinois officials reported 74 new COVID-19 cases from testing conducted on Monday. That’s the highest one-day total on campus since February.

In today’s deep dive, we learn how nursing schools are prepring new graduates to join the profession during a pandemic.

Reporting today provided by Hannah Meisel, Jim Meadows and Steph Whiteside.

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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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