Election 2020 Coverage

Our Illinois election resources center is now live! This digital space includes Illinois Congressional candidate interviews, answers to your voting questions, local election coverage and resources, and so much more! Check it out right now, and make sure to bookmark this page, as it will continue to be updated with more information up until and through election day.

Social Justice Learning: LGBTQ+, Pride, and Allyship

Running through the fall, WILL Education's Social Justice Learning space is focusing on the experiences of being LGBTQ+ in America. People of all sexual orientations and gender identities can benefit from discovering more resources on this topic, and it is our hope that by understanding the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, we can also gain more acceptance. 

The 21st Show - September 17, 2020

High Holy Days in a Pandemic

 For people of the Jewish faith, the High Holy days in non-pandemic times are an opportunity to gather together at the synagogue and sing. But this year, the traditional blowing of the Shofar will be virtual. We’ll talk with two Illinois Rabbis about celebrating Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur in a pandemic year. 

Jason Rassi

The 21st Show - September 17, 2020

Illinoisans Fight Wildfires

While the danger of the wildfires may seem far away, some of our very own fellow Illinoisians have been deploying to help fight the flames in California and Colorado.

Vashoune Russell for Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - September 16, 2020

Big Ten To Play Football

The Big Ten conference this morning announced it would resume playing football the weekend of October 24th. The 21st spoke to collegue, managing editor and Morning Edition host for WILL in Urbana Brian Moline to get a few more details on the plan.

U of I System President Tim Killeen

Univ. of Illinois

The 21st Show - September 16, 2020

Interview: Tim Killeen, President of the University of Illinois System 

The University of Illinois System has one of the most comprehensive reopening plans in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen told us more about how school testing is going, students returning to campus and Big Ten football resuming.


News Local/State - September 16, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s September 16 COVID-19 Update

WATCH LIVE: The Pritzker administration is holding a press briefing covering the state’s address of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic at 12:00 pm. 

L-R, Elissa Nadworny & Lauren Migaki

Courtesy of NPR

The 21st Show - September 15, 2020

The NPR College Road Trip

The 21st speaks to a reporter and a producer from NPR about their conversations with parents and epidemiologists while they embark on a road trip across the country, visiting college towns. We talk about how they even made a stop here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to learn more about coronavirus saliva testing and contact tracing. 

Zion National Park

The 21st Show - September 14, 2020

Fall Home & Gardening

We’re just about one week away now from the Autumnal equinox, when we’ll officially move from summer to fall. The 21st speaks to two writers for the Illinois Times’ Home and Garden Fall Guide about to talk about fall home and garden ideas.

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