Election 2020 Coverage

Our Illinois election resources center is now live! This digital space includes Illinois Congressional candidate interviews, answers to your voting questions, local election coverage and resources, and so much more! Check it out right now, and make sure to bookmark this page, as it will continue to be updated with more information up until and through election day.

Social Justice Learning: LGBTQ+, Pride, and Allyship

Running through the fall, WILL Education's Social Justice Learning space is focusing on the experiences of being LGBTQ+ in America. People of all sexual orientations and gender identities can benefit from discovering more resources on this topic, and it is our hope that by understanding the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, we can also gain more acceptance. 


News Local/State - October 23, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s October 23 COVID-19 Update

WATCH LIVE: The Pritzker administration is holding a press briefing today covering the state’s address of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Macon County Health Department in Decatur. Macon County currently has more than 1300 active cases of COVID-19.

Macon County Health Department.

The 217 Today Podcast - October 23, 2020

217 Today: Friday October 23, 2020

In today's deeper dive, about a third of all Illinois counties are at a warning level for COVID-19. Among them is Macon County in central Illinois.

News Local/State - October 22, 2020

Live: Trump-Biden Final Presidential Debate

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have their final debate Thursday night in Nashville. Watch the debate live below at 8pm

Classic Mornings - October 22, 2020

-Dong, Ding-Dong

I really hadn’t been following them very closely.

The 21st Show - October 22, 2020

ENCORE: Fall Foliage Trips In Illinois And Beyond

Fall in Illinois and the Midwest has plenty to offer: apple picking, brewing up warm apple cider, fall foliage and pumpkin patches. Maybe even the occasional corn-maze to get lost in. These are just some of the fall activities you may be looking forward to. You also may be looking to get up and out for a fall road trip before colder weather sets in.

The 21st Show - October 22, 2020

Do Presidential Debates Even Matter?

Tonight is the final presidential debate before the 2020 Election — but with all the cross-talk and one-liners from the candidates on stage — is there value to the presidential debate? Especially when many voters have already cast their ballots? The 21st spoke with an Illinois debate coach and a media historian. 

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The 217 Today Podcast - October 22, 2020

217 Today: Thursday October 22, 2020

In today's deeper dive, handling the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a mental health challenge for many people. Experts anticipate this winter will be even worse.

The 21st Show - October 21, 2020

Theater Produces Play Focused On First Ladies

With an eye on the presidential election, the Chicago-based theater group known as The Neo-Futurists began its fall season with “45 Plays for America’s First Ladies.” The 21st speaks to the play's director and a Chicago-based performer about the production. 

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