The 21st—Wednesday, July 1, 2020

 

There was a surge in gun permit applications earlier this month, up 500 percent over the same time period last year. We’ll talk to a reporter who says gun sales are way up, too. 

Then, Illinois schools have a green light to reopen this fall, from kindergarten through senior year. But there are new rules, including face coverings and smaller class sizes. A conversation with teachers and school nurses about reading, writing, and COVID-19.

And finally, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on food, from how it’s produced to what we eat, and for some, how insecure their access to food can be.