State Week: COVID Variant Concerns; Biden Visits Illinois

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By NPR Illinois, Sean Crawford, Hannah Meisel, and Charles N. Wheeler III. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
In a year that has seen the mass rollout of the vaccine and a reopening of the economy, there remain concerns about the pandemic and whether a more contagious variant could result in a setback. Illinois is making efforts to get more people vaccinated, but rates remain low in some parts of the state and state agencies. Also, President Joe Biden made a stop in Illinois to push his American Families Plan. He also spoke with Chicago's mayor, as her city struggles with gun violence. And, it's never too soon to talk politics. We'll get an update on next year's race to become Secretary of State.

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