217 Today: Wednesday October 21, 2020
Wednesday October 21, 2020
Two more regions of Illinois will be put under Coronavirus mitigations by the state as COVID-19 continues its resurgence this month.
Six Champaign County Jail inmates recently tested positive for COVID-19. But Sheriff Dustin Heuerman says the larger jail population was not put at risk.
Champaign County authorities say they have identified the woman whose skeletal remains were found in a farm field in 1995. Now, they’re asking people who knew her to come forward with any information they have.
Macon County reported 74 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and three deaths --- two men, in their 70s and 80s, and a woman in her 80s.Vermilion County reported 21 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. Coles County reported ten new cases.
In today's deeper dive, Northern Illinois University is expanding COVID-19 testing efforts into what some might consider unexpected places: wastewater.
217 Today is produced by Olivia Butts and hosted by Brian Moline. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Jim Meadows and Peter Medlin.