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The 21st Show - March 31, 2020

Show Us Your Stay At Home Project

The 21st Show wants to see your "Do It Yourself" home projects while you're staying at home and practicing physical distancing. Send your pictures, along with your name & city to

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The 21st Show - April 02, 2020

Therapy Thursdays: Advice for Homeschooling & Maintaining Mental Health

In the last month, parents across the state have unexpectedly become teachers to their children because of school closures due to COVID-19. The 21st talked with a counselor and an experienced home school teacher to give advice to other parents who are now in the positon of teaching children at home.

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The 21st Show - April 02, 2020

How Prisons Are Handling The Spread Of COVID-19

The Illinois National Guard is now moving into Stateville Correctional Center, near Joliet, where an inmate died and dozens more inmates and state employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

The 21st Show - April 02, 2020

The 21st—Thursday, April 2, 2020

On Today's 21st: Advocates have been warning about the risks of Coronavirus disease spreading in state prisons, now dozens of inmates and staff are sick at Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet. We heard from two men inside. 


News Local/State - April 02, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s April 2 COVID-19 Address

WATCH LIVE:  The Pritzker administration is holding their daily press briefing on COVID-19 in Illinois at 2:30 pm.

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The 21st Show - April 01, 2020

Illinois Lawmakers Don’t Know When They Will Meet Next

Governor J.B. Pritzker extended the stay-at-home order to April 30 in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The state general assembly has not been able to meet for four weeks now and with the extention of the stay at home order this could go on for much longer. 

The 21st Show - April 01, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, April 01, 2020

On Today's 21st: It’s been almost four weeks since the Illinois General Assembly last met. Like many other groups in Illinois, lawmakers are staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We talked to Illinois Senate President Don Harmon about what lawmakers might eventually do to address the crisis.

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