The 21st

The 21st Show Live at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
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On Monday, February 12, The 21st will broadcast from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield for a special episode on Lincoln's birthday. The show is from 11 AM - noon and is free and open to the public.

Host of the public radio talk show, Niala Boodhoo, will speak with Executive Director of the ALPLM and will also discuss civil war music history with a performance by Mike Anderson from Jacksonville. There might even be a discussion about presidential beer. 

The 21st will also be broadcasting from Springfield the rest of the week:

NPR Illinois midday program the 21st is featured describing its first year growth, behind the scenes work, and mission to grow its service to you.

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Illinois Public Media

Talks between Illinois' leaders have come to a halt, even as an end-of-year budget deadline approaches. Former Governor Jim Edgar says that's a mistake -- Illinois needs a budget.

Edgar says Illinois economy will suffer for years as a direct result of the stalemate.

"The damage is ... the worst damage I've seen. I mean ever the bad years of Blagojevich and the image he gave of Illinois, I don't think has done anything as much damage as we've seen," he said Monday on the Illinois Public Media show "The 21st."