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217 Today: Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021

 
Incumbent Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin defeated two challengers in Tuesday's Democratic Primary.

Incumbent Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin defeated two challengers in Tuesday's Democratic Primary. Provided by Diane Marlin

Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021

Today's headlines:

  • Diane Marlin is headed for a second term as mayor of Urbana after winning a three-way Democratic Primary on Tuesday.

  • Two incumbent Urbana aldermen lost their primary elections on Tuesday, as Christopher Evans defeated recent appointee Erik Sacks, and James Quisenberry was a winner over Jared Miller. Find full primary election results at illinoisnewsroom.org.

  • Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says he's hopeful a compromise can be reached on President Joe Biden's COVID Rescue Plan in Congress.

  • Just two days after former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan appointed a young replacement to his seat in the General Assembly, Madigan is asking him to step down.

In today's deep dive, we learn about the bittersweet feeling many foreign-born doctors in the U.S. got when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, as family members back home still wait to get vaccinated.

Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Jennifer Fuller, Hannah Meisel, and Farah Yousry.