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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.

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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.


News Local/State - April 07, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker’s April 7 COVID-19 Address

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

The 21st Show - April 06, 2020

Running Through A Pandemic

Due to the coronavirus, gyms across the state, and the country, have been closed and classes have had to go virtual. But one of the activities that has not changed is going on a run outdoors, as long as you maintain a six-foot radius from the other runners on the path.

The 21st Show - April 06, 2020

COVID-19 Bringing Communities Together

Many communities are struggling during this time, whether it be from economic uncertainty or the ever-growing threat of the coronavirus. However, most American's said they feel optimistic according to a national survey by Public Agenda.

The 21st Show - April 06, 2020

COVID-19 Reporter Roundtable

Over the weekend Illinois’ confirmed coronavirus cases surged past 11 thousand cases. To help prepare for the growing number of cases, Governor JB Pritzker has added more health suggestions.

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