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Shop early for Christmas is what retailers always hope for. This year they really mean it. Bloomington Normal businesses say those supply chain problems mean shoppers should get what they want fast or there might be fewer packages under the tree. Stagnant vaccination rates might mean the world will see no end to COVID. The Chief Operating Officer of OSF Healthcare muses about how endemic coronavirus may affect medicine and society. And a lot of people take personal redemption and salvation as an article of faith, but it's a bigger and more challenging question to consider the redemption of a nation for the ongoing ills of racism. An ISU professor and speaker weighs in.

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.