The 21st Show

Illinois News Roundup - August 18, 2023


Each Friday, we end the week with a statewide news roundup. We checked in with reporters WNIJ reporter Peter Medlin in DeKalb and Will Bauer of St. Louis Public Radio, who covers the Metro East region of Illinois. We talked about efforts to address early childhood education and environmental racism. Plus, why US Steel rejected an offer from its rival Cleveland-Cliffs for buy out and the uncertain future of a nursing home in DeKalb. 


Peter Medlin 

Education Reporter, WNIJ (Northern Public Radio) - Podcast Host, “Teacher’s Lounge”

Will Bauer

Metro East Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio