217 Today: Tuesday November 3, 2020

 
 A sign identifies the Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana as a polling place for early voting.

A sign identifies the Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana as a polling place for early voting.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Newsroom

Tuesday November 3, 2020

Today's headlines: 

  • Governor JB Pritzker is urging Illinoisans to be patient with election results ahead of a highly unusual Election Day in the middle of a pandemic.

  • Many local college students voting in their first election say that they have already taken advantage of early voting. Several say issues like human rights, racial justice and climate change are most important to them.

  • Illinois’ daily COVID-19 cases continue to climb as the state implements mitigation efforts across several regions. Average daily case numbers have risen by 86% in the last three weeks.

In today's deeper dive, there’s lots of speculation on whether we’ll have election results on Election Night ---or if it will take longer to know who voters have chosen for president. We learn more from Illinois Newsroom's Jim Meadows.

217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts and hosted by Brian Moline. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Jim Meadows, and Chris Evans with his team of University of Illinois student journalists.