The 21st—Thursday, May 21, 2020

 

Governor J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will likely ease stay-at-home restrictions more quickly than previously thought, allowing outdoor dining at restaurants starting in about a week.

Meanwhile, the Illinois General Assembly is back in session after more than two months away.

Then, whether we’re an introvert or an extrovert, the stay-at-home order has increased feelings of isolation for many. We’ll talk about the health effects of loneliness, and what we might learn from introverts.

Finally, people of the Islamic faith this weekend will mark Eid al Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan. But traditional celebrations will be quite different because of COVID-19.