217 Today: Friday, August 13, 2021
Friday, August 13, 2021
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is calling on each state legislator to get vaccinated against COVID-19. That comes after a recent WBEZ survey of lawmakers.
A nearly stationary line of heavy thunderstorms brought flooding to parts of Champaign, Ford and McLean Counties Thursday.
Like other industries, the clean energy sector took a big employment hit during the pandemic.
Two more Champaign County residents have died of COVID-19, bringing the county death toll to 164. Public health officials reported 64 new COVID-19 cases Thursday. The number of active cases now sits at over 740, the highest total since mid-February.
In today's deep dive, we learn how farmers and ranchers could have a role in convincing their neighbors in rural areas to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Reporting today contributed by Tony Arnold, Jim Meadows, Dana Cronin and Christine Herman.