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217 Today: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021


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Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021

Today's headlines:

  • Adlai Stevenson III, who was born into a political family and carved out his own accomplishments, has died.

  • Illinoisans could start seeing more safe sidewalks and bike lanes, thanks to a new law that took effect this month.

  • Beginning this school year, colleges and universities in Illinois must survey their students annually about sexual assault on campus.

  • The number of active COVID-19 cases in Champaign County has fallen slightly to 1065. That's still more than twice as many active cases compared to last month.

In today's deep dive, as the school year gets underway, pediatricians are worried about what a lag in childhood vaccinations could bring.

Reporting today contributed by Sean Crawford, Dana Cronin, Caroline Kubzansky and Sebastián Martínez Valdivia.