The 21st Show

Illinois News Roundup—September 15, 2023


Each Friday, we end the week with a statewide news roundup. We checked in with reporters from Northern Public Radio and St. Louis Public Radio to discuss the effects of the state’s health insurance program for low-income immigrants under the age of 65, and what healthcare plans are still being offered for migrant farm workers. Plus, how Rockford and DeKalb are celebrating Mexican Independence Day, and we catch up on the effects of Illinois’ historic decision to be the first state to eliminate cash bail.

Listen to these stories and more on the 21st with your host, Brian Mackey.


Maria Gardner Lara
Reporter, WNIJ — Northern Public Radio

Will Bauer
Metro East Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio