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217 Today: Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Today's headlines:

  • A new use-of-force policy for Urbana Police places an emphasis on deescalating potentially violent situations.

  • Extensive changes are on the horizon for two University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign buildings built more than a century ago.

  • More than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, childcare providers say they've learned a lot about operating safely.

  • COVID-19 has claimed its youngest victim in Champaign County. The News-Gazette reports that a girl in her teens is one of three deaths from COVID reported Monday.

In today's deep dive, more on how hospitals are faring during the latest wave of COVID-19 from a critical care doctor.

Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Reginald Hardwick and Christine Herman.