217 Today: Wednesday April 14, 2021
Wednesday April 14, 2021
Following federal guidance, the Illinois Department of Public Health is asking all vaccine providers in the state to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Local officials say the pause should not delay the overall vaccine distribution effort.
As Illinois prisons prepare to allow in-person visitation again, an Illinois Department of Corrections spokesperson says the system has done well managing COVID-19. That despite the Marshall Project reporting 88 prisoners in Illinois have died from the disease.
A race for Savoy village trustee remains very tight as more mail-in votes are counted. That race was tied on election night.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Champaign County rose slightly on Tuesday to 403. Health officials reported 38 new cases.
In today's deep dive, our series on Midwest waterways continues, with a look at how the barge industry may be in for a change with a new focus on green energy.