The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Friday January 15, 2021

 
One of the rooms at C-U at Austin's Place, the new year-round emergency shelter for women in Champaign.

One of the rooms at C-U at Austin's Place, the new year-round emergency shelter for women in Champaign. Christine Herman/Illinois Newsroom

Today's headlines:

  • Certain regions in Illinois may be allowed to transition to less restrictive COVID-19 public health measures starting Friday. All 11 regions have been frozen in so-called Tier Three mitigations since late November.

  • Regulators say they're ready and willing to work with utilities to keep the move toward electric vehicles on track in Illinois.

  • The mayor of the small town of Thomasboro, north of Champaign, is apologizing for denying that violence occurred at the U-S Capitol, after protesting outside the building last week.

  • Champaign County officials reported 70 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. Thirty county residents are now hospitalized with the virus.

In today's deep dive, starting today, there’s a new year-round emergency shelter for women in Champaign. Illinois Newsroom's Christine Herman talks with C-U at Home Executive Director Rob Dalhaus.

217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts. Reporting today contributed by Derek Cantu, Ryan Denham, Jim Meadows, and Christine Herman.