Thad Zajdowicz

The 21st Show - October 27, 2020

Halloween Safety Guide

The 21st spoke with an epidemiologist and an assistant professor of preventive medicine to discuss strategies to celebrate Halloween safely this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The 21st Show - October 27, 2020

How Early Was COVID Spreading in Illinois?

Some recent studies indicate that COVID-19 may have been circulating around the country earlier than we previously thought, and much earlier than when lockdown measures were put in place. The 21st spoke with two scientists about how early coronavirus may have started spreading in Illinois. 

The 21st Show - October 26, 2020

COVID-19 Illinois Check In

The 21st checks in with the associate director for news and public affairs at WSIU and a reporter from NPR Illinois to examine the recent surge in cases of COVID-19 across communities in Illinois. 

News Local/State - October 22, 2020

Live: Trump-Biden Final Presidential Debate

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have their final debate Thursday night in Nashville. Watch the debate live below at 8pm

The 21st Show - October 22, 2020

ENCORE: Fall Foliage Trips In Illinois And Beyond

Fall in Illinois and the Midwest has plenty to offer: apple picking, brewing up warm apple cider, fall foliage and pumpkin patches. Maybe even the occasional corn-maze to get lost in. These are just some of the fall activities you may be looking forward to. You also may be looking to get up and out for a fall road trip before colder weather sets in.

The 21st Show - October 22, 2020

Do Presidential Debates Even Matter?

Tonight is the final presidential debate before the 2020 Election — but with all the cross-talk and one-liners from the candidates on stage — is there value to the presidential debate? Especially when many voters have already cast their ballots? The 21st spoke with an Illinois debate coach and a media historian. 

The 21st Show - October 21, 2020

Theater Produces Play Focused On First Ladies

With an eye on the presidential election, the Chicago-based theater group known as The Neo-Futurists began its fall season with “45 Plays for America’s First Ladies.” The 21st speaks to the play's director and a Chicago-based performer about the production. 

Page 5 of 1593 pages ‹ First  < 3 4 5 6 7 >  Last ›

Illinois Newsroom

Illinois Newsroom powered by WILL

Visit for the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including COVID-19 disease cases in Illinois.

Ask the Newsroom


Ask the Newsroom

WILL and Illinois Newsroom are hosting a COVID-19 Q&A via Facebook Live on Thursday, May 14, with a panel local public health officials and medical doctors from east-central Illinois. What questions do you have? Send us your questions to help inform the stories we tell and what we investigate.

Ask your questions about coronavirus in Illinois
Can we contact you?

WILL Highlights

The 21st

21st century radio for the 21st state. Weekdays at 11 am on WILL-AM 580.