A sign highlighting Holy Week activities is displayed outside the Our Mother of Perpetual Help- St. James Parish, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Ferndale, Mich. Church activities during Holy Week are being suspended across the state and the world as the coronavirus pandemic continues spreading.

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

The 21st Show - April 08, 2020

Virtual Religious Services

On Wednesday at sundown, one of the most celebrated Jewish holidays begins and goes on through next Thursday. For the Christians, Sunday is Easter Sunday, but with the stay a home order no one will be able to gather.

The 21st Show - April 08, 2020

Child Abuse Going Unreported During Stay At Home Order

Calls to the Illinois Child Abuse Hotline have declines by half since the start of the coronavirus pandemic but advocates say that the child abuse is not decreasing but the mandtory reporters aren’t interacting with children as much.

The 21st Show - April 08, 2020

The 21st—Wednesday, April 8, 2020

On Today's 21st: With more people staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic, calls to child abuse hotlines are down. But advocates say that is not a good sign.


News Local/State - April 08, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s April 8 COVID-19 Address

WATCH LIVE:  The Pritzker administration is holding their daily press briefing on COVID-19 in Illinois at 2:30 pm.

Beenish Ahmed For NPR

The 21st Show - April 07, 2020

Picking Up A Hobby While Staying At Home

For most, this is the first pandemic that they have lived through. People are getting anxious and fearful of the uncertainty of the future. For some, a new hobby is a great way to pass the time and de-stress.

An ambulance is seen with it's emergency lights on in lower Manhattan, Sunday, March 29, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

Mary Altaffer/ Associated Press

The 21st Show - April 07, 2020

Illinois Ambulance Service Dispatches Six To New York

As of Tuesday morning there have been more than 130,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York. That's compared to the more than 12,200 in Illinois. First responders from central Illinois are in New York City to help.

The 21st Show - April 07, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, April 7, 2020

On Today's 21st: we talk with an Illinois first responder on the ground in New York City; the owner of a Qunicy company in high demand for PPE; and learn why this the perfect time to learn a new hobby or practice an old one.

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