The 21st Show - September 30, 2020

Not All Hispanic Voters Are Alike

There are 2.2 million Hispanic Illinoisians, 17% of the state’s population. We’ll talk to a Pew Researcher who recently co-wrote a study on the issues most important to Hispanic voters in 2020, and speak with some Hispanic leaders from both sides of the aisle.

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The 21st Show - September 30, 2020

First Presidential Debate Reactions

With the first presidential debate coming on Tuesday night, The 21st recapped it with the chief political reporter for the Chicago Tribune

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News Local/State - September 30, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s September 30 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. 

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News Local/State - September 29, 2020

Live Updates: 1st Presidential Debate Between Trump And Biden

Follow NPR's live coverage of the first 2020 presidential election debate, including fact-checking and analysis tonight at 8pm CST. President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in Cleveland for the event, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks to a news conference after being announced as President Donald J. Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington.

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The 21st Show - September 29, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

President Trump has selected Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat left by the latest Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If confirmed, Coney Barrett could represent the biggest ideological shift for the court in decades. We’ll speak with Amy Howe of SCOTUS Blog and a law professor who worked with Trump’s nominee.

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The 21st Show - September 28, 2020

Chicago Cubs And White Sox Make The 2020 Playoffs

The Major League Baseball regular season ended yesterday.  But whether you’re a Cubs, White Sox, or even a Cardinals fan, you still have something to root for.  All 3 teams made it to the playoffs.  We’ll recap the season and get a preview of the new playoff format.

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The 21st Show - September 28, 2020

Graduated Income Tax On The Ballot

Early voting is underway in Illinois, and one of the biggest questions on the ballot is whether the state constitution should be changed to allow for a graduated income tax — where people who make more money pay a higher rate. We answer your questions on the proposed constitutional amendment.

Ja Nelle Pleasure relies on her garden for fresh fruits and vegetables.

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The 21st Show - September 28, 2020

Reporter Roundtable: Food Insecurity

Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic is another, worsening crisis — hunger. In today’s reporter roundtable we’ll hear from two food and agriculture reporters about how families and school districts in the Midwest are coping.

The 21st Show - September 24, 2020

Time Running Out For 2020 Census

U.S. Census Bureau offices are scheduled to complete their work by next Wednesday, September 30. We’ll talk with census experts about the importance of a full and accurate count, and what an undercount could mean for Illinois.

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