Election 2020 Coverage

Our Illinois election resources center is now live! This digital space includes Illinois Congressional candidate interviews, answers to your voting questions, local election coverage and resources, and so much more! Check it out right now, and make sure to bookmark this page, as it will continue to be updated with more information up until and through election day.

Social Justice Learning: LGBTQ+, Pride, and Allyship

Running through the fall, WILL Education's Social Justice Learning space is focusing on the experiences of being LGBTQ+ in America. People of all sexual orientations and gender identities can benefit from discovering more resources on this topic, and it is our hope that by understanding the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, we can also gain more acceptance. 

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


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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The 217 Today Podcast - September 30, 2020

217 Today: Wednesday September 30, 2020

Today, we hear about a weekly newspaper closing its doors after more than 140 years of publication. Plus, the University of Illinois walks back its claims of FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its saliva-based COVID-19 test.

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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 217 Today Podcast - September 29, 2020

217 Today: Tuesday September 29, 2020

Today on 217 Today, a look at the candidates running for Champaign County Treasurer. Plus, an Illinois Newsroom investigation into school arrest data.

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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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