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Host Hannah Meisel of NPR Illinois, with guests Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois and Kent Redfield of the University of Illinois Springfield, take a look at what comes next in the fight against COVID-19 in Illinois, the 2022 Primary Election, and legislative priorities as the General Assembly reaches deadline week.

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Host Bruce Rushton (Illinois Times) and guests Amanda Vinicky (WTTW) and Dave Dahl (WTAX) discuss redistricting, relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, the budget and decoupling, cannabis bill, and Republican candidate for governor Paul Schimpf.

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Host Hannah Meisel (NPR Illinois) and guests Sarah Mansur (Capitol News Illinois) and Dave McKinney (WBEZ) discuss the American Rescue Plan, what effects the extra funds given to public health departments for vaccine distribution and testing for COVID-19 will have, what the top three ratings agencies say about Illinois' credit and what that means for its future, the senate back in session, Pritzker signing the Black Caucus Education Bill, ISBE releasing new school guidelines regarding COVID-19, and a federal lawsuit about FOID card backlogs.

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Host Hannah Meisel (NPR Illinois) and guests Jerry Nowicki (Capitol News Illinois) and Charlie Wheeler (UIS) discuss Robin Kelly's election as the first new Chair of the Illinois Democratic Party since 1998, the new head of the Illinois Republic Party Don Tracy, Adam Kinzinger's fight against far right elements in the Republican Party, the third federal stimulus bill, and the latest on COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

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Host Bruce Rushton (Illinois Times) and guests Dave Dahl (WTAX) and Raymon Troncoso (Capitol News Illinois) discuss Illinois being the first state to pass a law that does away with cash bail, what's going on with the Democratic Party in Illinois, the latest on the budget, and State Capitol renovations.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Amanda Vinicky of WTTW-TV/Chicago Tonight and Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois to discuss Michael Madigan's resignation from the Illinois House.

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Host Hannah Meisel of NPR Illinois joins guests Peter Hancock and Sarah Mansur, both of Capitol News Illinois, to discuss the Illinois House's one day session to adopt new rules, what's going on with the Illinois Republican Party, the latest on the budget and COVID-19 vaccines.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins and guests Dave McKinney of WBEZ and Kent Redfield, retired University of Illinois-Springfield Professor, to discuss the indictment of former State Senator Sam McCann and some constitutional changes put forth by Republicans.

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Host Hannah Meisel of NPR Illinois joins and guests Charlie Wheeler, Director Emeritus of the UIS PAR Program, and Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois to discuss the latest in Illinois' fight against COVID-19, changes in the Illinois House meeting schedule, and two prominent Democrats leaving their seats for other opportunities.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Dave Dahl of WTAX and Raymon Troncoso of Capitol News Illinois to discuss the lame duck session, criminal justice reform legislation, the new Speaker Chris Welch, Senator Andy Manar's replacement, and an update on COVID-19 mitigations.

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Host Hannah Meisel of NPR Illinois joins guests Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois and Kent Redfield, emeritus professor at University of Illinois Springfield to discuss Michael Madigan stepping aside as House Speaker and President Donald Trump's second impeachment.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Sarah Mansur of Capitol News Illinois and Amanda Vinicky of WTTW-TV/Chicago Tonight discuss the events that took place in our nation's Capitol January 6, as well as what to expect during the lame duck session of the Illinois General Assembly.

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In his final show, Host Bernie Schoenburg talks with guests Charlie Wheeler - the retired director of the Public Affairs Reporting program at UIS - and Chicag Public Radio's Dave McKinney about cuts to the state budget, a possible proposal for a tax increase, possible prison cuts and closures, the latest on the ComEd hearings, COVID-19 cases in the LaSalle Veterans home, the meeting of the Electoral College in the Springfield House Chamber.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Dave Dahl of WTAX NewsRadio and Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois to discuss the fate of House Speaker Michael Madigan, the beginning of the new legislative session, a possible income tax hike, delays in issuing FOID cards and concealed weapons permits, and the COVID outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans home.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg joins guests Hannah Meisel of NPR Illinois and Raymon Troncoso of Capitol News Illinois discuss the latest on the ComEd indictment, will Mike Madigan remain Speaker of the Illinois House, the latest on COVID-19 mitigation, and a COVID outbreak in the LaSalle Veterans Home.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register meets guests Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois and Amanda Vinicky of WTTW/Chicago Tonight to discuss the indictments of Mike McClain, Anne Pramaggiore, John Hooker, and Jay Doherty, the future of speaker and Democratic Chairman Mike Madigan. They also talk about Illinois going back to stage 3 COVID mitigations, Gov.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins retired UIS Political Scientist Kent Redfield and Dave McKinney of Chicago Public Radio to discuss the cancellation of the state veto session--how do things on the National and Black Caucus agendas get done? What is going to happen to Speaker Michael Madigan? What will Gov. Pritzker do about Madigan - if anything? What happens to the fiscal plan now since the graduated income tax amendment did not pass?

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register joins guests Charlie Wheeler, the retired Director of the Public Affairs Reporting Program at UIS, and Dave Dahl of WTAX NewsRadio to discuss Election 2020 and more.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of the State Journal-Register joins guests Hannah Meisel of NPR Illinois and Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois to discuss COVID guidelines for high school winter sports, as well as other coronavirus mitigations, the latest on the election and mail-in ballots, and the Black Caucus in the legislature coming together after veto session with various policy proposals.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois and Amanda Vinicky of WTTW Chicago Tonight to discuss the latest on the graduated income tax amendment, mail-in ballots, early voting, and the Betsy Dirksen Londrigan and Rodney Davis race (IL 13th).

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of the State Journal-Register joins guests Kent Redfield  of the University of Illinois Springfield and Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois to discuss the progressive income tax, a court hearing involving the restrictions the governor has placed on the state, local elections, and mail-in ballots.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register talks with guests Dave McKinney of Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ) and Charlie Wheeler of the University of Illinois Springfield about Rep. Chris Welch calling off hearings into House Speaker Michael Madigan until after the election, political ads, the latest on the graduated tax amendment, and the fight over Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride's retention.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Dave Dahl of WTAX NewsRadio and Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois discuss the latest on the ComEd/Madigan hearing, Gov. Pritzker in quarantine, Lieutenant Gov. Stratton's strategy on getting the graduated income tax passed, and what office seekers say in the wake of the first 2020 Presidential debate.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register joins guests Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois and Dave McKinney of Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ) to discuss Illinois' financial state, the investigative committee on ComEd, Gov. Pritzker's stance on high school football, State Sen. Terry Link's resignation, and the accusation that President Trump is understating the seriousness of the pandemic. 

Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois and Freelance Reporter Hannah Meisel to discuss the award of dispensary licenses to people who want to sell marijuana over the counter in Illinois, the House Investigative Committee on Mike Madigan, and the graduated income tax vs. flat income tax campaign.

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Host Bruce Rushton  of the Illinois Times joins guests Raymon Troncoso of Capitol News Illinois, and Emeritus UIS Professor Kent Redfield to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding ComEd and House Speaker Michael Madigan, plus the latest on COVID-19.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois and Charlie Wheeler, retired Director of the Public Affairs Reporting Program at UIS, to discuss the latest on Covid-19 specifically an IDPH investigation into nursing homes, and the Republican National Convention.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of the State Journal-Register, with guests Dave Dahl of WTAX NewsRadio and Rebecca Anzel of Capitol News Illinois, discuss changes being made to statues on the Capitol grounds, the latest on COVID-19, cutbacks to the US Postal Service operations, some Illinois lawmakers getting mistreated by law enforcement, and remembering former Gov. Jim Thompson.

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Host Bruce Rushton of the Illinois Times, with guests Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois and Freelance Reporter Hannah Meisel discuss the latest in the ComEd indictment and House Speaker Michael Madigan, 2020 general elections, Gov. JB Pritzker and ethics reform, and the latest on COVID-19 in Illinois.

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Host Bruce Rushton of the Illinois Times talks with guests Dave Dahl of WTAX Radio and Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois.

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