The 21st Show

Illinois News Roundup - March 15, 2024


It's time for our Friday Reporter Roundtable, today we'll mainly focus on Springfield and Peoria.

First, we'll cover a tragic breaking news story from Rushville, Illinois, where five people died after a school bus collision.

Then, we'll discuss a Springfield man being arrested and charged with operating houses of prostitution, and President of the Springfield NAACP Teresa Haley's derogatory comments on migrants.

We'll close off the roundtable by talking about the overwhelming stray cat population problem in Peoria, and how a non-profit made up of retired truck drivers is collecting donations for a good cause.


Rich Egger

News Director, WIUM — Tri States Public Radio

Dean Olsen

Senior Staff Writer, Illinois Times

Isabela Nieto

Student Reporter, WCBU — Peoria Public Radio