In this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo magic mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands.

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The 21st Show - May 12, 2022

Magic mushrooms going mainstream?

There’s been a renewed interest in the mental health benefits of mushrooms, and some states are working to decriminalize them. 

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to O'Connor Farms, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Kankakee, Ill. Biden visited the farm to discuss food supply and prices as a result of Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

The 21st Show - May 12, 2022

Biden visits Illinois

We talked with a reporter who covered President Joe Biden's visit to a farm in Kankakee.

Department of Children and Family Services Building in Springfield.

Capitol News Illinois

The 21st Show - May 11, 2022

Is it child abuse or neglect?

DCFS is charged with investigating abuse and neglect. But charges of “neglect” can tear families apart, mostly for being poor.

The 21st Show - May 04, 2022

“Punks in Peoria”: The city’s history with musical rebellion

A new book explores another side of Peoria’s history that's less well known: It’s music culture from the mid-90s — brimming with anger at authority, celebrating a do-it-yourself ethos, and embracing the strange. One of the books co-authors joined us to talk about it.

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