The 21st—Monday, June 15, 2020

Today on the 21st, we check in with reporters around the state for the latest on COVID-19 and protests over police violence from across the state, we have a conversation about pride and rebellion and we see what a year without corn dogs and state fairs looks like.

A crowd holds rainbow flags as they watch the 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Chicago.
AP Photo/G-Jun Yam

When Companies Profit From Pride Month; Health Data Breaches; What Podcasts We’re Listening To

June is Pride Month, and you may have seen hundreds of big box stores selling rainbow merchandise. But when did pride become profitable, and where do brands actually stand on LGBTQ issues? Plus, thousands of Illinois patients have been affected by data breaches in the last year. We’ll talk about what hospitals are doing about it and how you can protect your information. And we’re continuing our weeklong series featuring podcasts you can listen to this summer.

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