President-elect Joe Biden (D)

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The 21st Show - November 09, 2020

Reporter Roundtable: IL Politics Update

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the president-elect and will once again sit behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. The 21st speaks with two public radio reporters and takes a look at reaction in Illinois and what a Biden presidency could mean for the state.

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The 21st Show - November 05, 2020

Self Care After The Election

Are you feeling a little frayed this week? The 21st spoke with a psychiatrist about how to cope with stress as the election drags on, and how to cope if your candidate loses. 

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (D-IL16)

The 21st Show - November 05, 2020

Interview: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL16)

The 21st spoke with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R) who just won a 6th term in Illinois' 16th Congressional District. We discussed the state of the election, a second stimulus bill,the future of the Republican part and the next gubernatorial campaign.

Gwyn Skiles

The 21st Show - November 04, 2020

Digging into Election Law

As it stands right now, the results of the U.S. presidential election are still not determined, as states continue to count ballots. The 21st was joined by a voting rights expert to untangle how this could all play out in the coming days, or possibly weeks from a legal standpoint.

Vivian La

The 21st Show - November 04, 2020

Election 2020 Recap

The 21st reviews some of the big Illinois election results from last night, including House races and the graduated income tax question.

The 21st Show - November 03, 2020

Election 2020 Arrives

The 21st takes phone calls from listeners about the Election 2020 experience and gets answers from the Illinois Board of Elections and a political science professor.

Reginald Hardwick

The 21st Show - November 02, 2020

Can Restaurants Survive COVID-19?

Most of Illinois is now under additional restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in cases. By November 4 indoor dining in most places will be shut down. The 21st was joined by two restaurateurs trying to stay afloat during a pandemic.

Ken Jones

The 21st Show - November 02, 2020

Reporter Roundtable: Election Eve

Election 2020 is tomorrow, November 3. We’ll take one last look at the most competitive congressional campaigns in Illinois, from central Illinois and the Quad Cities to the Chicago suburbs.

DeSoto House Hotel

DeSoto House Hotel

The 21st Show - October 29, 2020

Spooky Places in Illinois

The 21st explores the history behind some of Illinois’ spookiest places, from mysterious sightings in Galena to the superstitions behind the very bizarre design of a house in Bull Valley. 

The 21st Show - October 29, 2020

Author Explains How Group Therapy Saved Her Life

The 21st was joined by Christie Tate, author of the book, "Group, How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life."  She talked about her journey through mental health and finding restoration through group therapy. If you or someone you know is in need of help, you can text “HELLO” to 741741, the national crisis text line which provides free and confidential crisis intervention. 

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The 21st Show - October 29, 2020

Graduated Income Tax Pros and Cons

Illinois voters are deciding whether to approve a graduated income tax for the state — where wealthier people pay a higher rate. The 21st talked with a proponent and opponent of the proposal that's on the November 3 ballot.

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