The 21st Show

The 21st—Monday, June 1, 2020


This weekend saw continued demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other acts of police violence. We'll talk to reporters across Illinois about what they saw.

Then, in many newsrooms, it started with temporary pay cuts or furloughs to weather the economic storm of the pandemic, but now communities are facing a permanent void of local journalism at a time when that work is more critical than ever. 

Finally, Chicago-based astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz has filed a trademark lawsuit against Mattel and American Girl, alleging the toy-maker stole their likeness.