217 Today: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Governor JB Pritzker has signed a new law aimed at actually removing guns from Illinoisans with revoked gun licenses.
The new school year approaches, just as the COVID-19 Delta variant is surging. That has led schools to rethink mask-optional policies in place from earlier this summer.
The University of Illinois Flash Index showed the Illinois economy growing at a slightly slower pace in July, compared to the month before.
Champaign County health officials reported 45 new COVID-19 cases Monday and one additional death. The county’s death toll from the coronavirus is up to 160.
In today's deep dive, children under 12 are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine yet, but they can still catch and spread the coronavirus. We get tips from a pediatrician on keeping kids safe.
Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Peter Medlin, Jim Meadows and Shahla Farzan.