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Illinois History
Kenzie Sheridan, Creator of the InsideIllinois TikTok account
Kenzie Sheridan

“InsideIllinois” TikToker on Illinois’ hidden gems

Illinois has lots of places to see, things to do, and history to explore, but it also has a lot of strange attractions and obscure history. The 21st was joined by an Illinois native who's has taken to Tik Tok to share her far reaching explorations of the Prairie State. This segment originally aired December 2, 2021.

A second-grader works on an iPad.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Screens in Schools; Southern Illinois Prohibition Armies; CSA Market Change

In this special encore episode, we take you back to a conversation on tech in the classroom: should devices like Chromebooks and iPads be limited or actively used? Plus, when Prohibition became official in 1920, advocates wanted to make sure it was enforced. But that also had a darker side, including anti-immigrant violence supported by the KKK. Also, it’s been a tough few years for farmers who sell produce through CSAs, in part due to more competition from big grocery stores and others cashing into the local food market. We look at how farmers are adapting and what policymakers can do to help.

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