The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Tuesday May 25, 2021

 

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Tuesday May 25, 2021

Today's headlines:

  • Champaign Police Officer Chris Oberheim, who was killed last week, will be laid to rest Wednesday.

  • Illinois higher education institutions are getting emergency relief funding from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.

  • April home sales were up sharply from a year ago in Illinois, while rising more modestly in Champaign County.

  • There were no new COVID-19 cases reported on the University of Illinois Urbana campus in testing conducted on Sunday. That’s the third straight day with no new cases on campus.

In today's deep dive, animal disease labs across the country stepped up to meet the need for COVID-19 testing. Because of their experience tracking animal diseases, the labs had the infrastructure to test and monitor the coronavirus.

Reporting today was contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Tim Shelley, Jim Meadows, and Seth Bodine.