Northern Illinois University campus.

The 21st Show - March 30, 2020

Covering COVID-19 Without Being On Campus

Colleges and universities across Illinois have postponed or cancelled class for the remainder of the spring semester, but student journalists have continued their reporting the same way they have continued their classes -- remotely.

Empty streets in downtown DeKalb.

The 21st Show - March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Updates From Around The State

Coverage of COVID-19 cases in Illinois depends on the region. We talked with journalists inside two public radio newsrooms and a newspaper about the latest on the health crisis in their region.

The 21st Show - March 30, 2020

The 21st—Monday, March 30, 2020

On Today's 21st: we check in with newsrooms across the state on the increasing cases of COVID-19; plus emergency room physicians and leaders talk about the prepardness for the escalating cases.

Lindsey Jensen standing in front of two seated students in her classroom

Courtesy of Lindsey Jensen

News Local/State - March 30, 2020

Illinois School Closures Spotlight Opportunity Gap For Poor Students

About half of Gladys Marquez’s students can’t access the internet at home. Marquez teaches English language learners at Dwight Eisenhower High School in Blue Island on Chicago’s south side. The school serves predominantly students of color from low-income backgrounds. 

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