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The 21st Show - June 24, 2020

Phase 4: What Do You Need To Know?

Illinois will be moving on to the fourth phase of reopening the state this Friday, allowing more community presence at various public places. The 21st speaks to public health officials across the state about the new liberties and the best ways to keep you and your family safe from COVID-19.

The 21st Show - June 23, 2020

The 21st—Tuesday, June 23, 2020

On Today's 21st, we talk about a potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed in Illinois, take a look at superforecasting and will there be baseball in 2020?


News Local/State - June 23, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s Daily COVID-19 Address

WATCH LIVE: The Pritzker administration is holding a press briefing on COVID-19 and the launch of phase 4 in Illinois at 2:30 pm.

The 21st Show - June 23, 2020

Superforecasters On The Art Of Predictions

The 21st speaks to experts on "superforecasting" to demystify what it is, who makes a good superforecaster and what superforecasters are currently predicting in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pierre-Olivier Carles

The 21st Show - June 23, 2020

Is Illinois Ready To Play Ball?

As Illinois continues to move onto the next phase of reopening the state, many places like movie theaters, restaurants and barbershops will see visitors again. But is baseball ready?

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

The 21st Show - June 23, 2020

Illinois Prepares To Test COVID-19 Vaccine

Next month, The University of Illinois Chicago will begin testing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. The 21st speaks to the lead investigator on the clinical trial.

The 21st Show - June 22, 2020

The 21st—Monday, June 22, 2020

On Today's 21st, we hear from reporters around the state and how they are moving into Phase 4, check in with Illinois DACA recipients and look at the pandemic version of Victory Gardens.

The 21st Show - June 22, 2020

Text ‘TALK’ To 217-803-0730 To Help Shape The 21st’s COVID-19 Coverage

Our team at The 21st and Illinois Public Media continues to work hard to bring you stories about how people across the state are being affected by coronavirus. We're making it easier for Illinoisans to connect with us and share their experiences and thoughts with our new initiative "Text The 21st."

Molly Adams

The 21st Show - June 22, 2020

Illinois Dreamers Speak After DACA Decision

Last week the Supreme Court ruled on DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, started under the Obama Administration, and which the Trump Administration was attempting to rescind. We dig into the Supreme Court’s historic decision, what it means for Illinois dreamers now and how it affects the future of the program.

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