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Friday, March 22, 2019

​RAW AUDIO:  Comptroller Susana Mendoza hosts Women's History Month celebration in Chicago.  Audio also includes Chicago's First Lady Cruises' Director of Mktg. Melanie Mapes (accepting for Holly Agra), AbbVie Intellectual Property Section Head Nabeela Rasheed, Paws Chicago Founder Paula Fasseas and CKL Engineers President/CEO Mae Whiteside.  Video is also available.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker tours Richland Community College Workforce Development Institute in Decatur.  Audio includes Q & A.  Video is also available.

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​The state unemployment rate held steady at 4.3% last month.

Soundbite:  IDES Spokesperson Bob Gough

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Abraham Lincoln is joining March Madness with a face-off between several of his most well known quotes.

Soundbite:  ALPLM Spokesperson Chris Wills

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Governor JB Pritzker hosts Women's History Month celebration, honoring four women who have made a difference in Illinois.

Soundbite:  Support the Girls-Edwardsville Founder Alicia Alexander, Former Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker hosts Women's History Month celebration at the State Capitol.  Audio also includes Sen. Kimberly Lightford, Support the Girls-Edwardsville founder/SIUE Professor Dr. Alicia Alexander, St. Claire County Circuit Clerk Kahalah Clay, Shriver Center Women's Law and Policy Initiative Founder and Director Wendy Pollack, former Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Mike Marron introduces resolution to create a Coal Ash Task Force.  Audio also includes Rep. Avery Bourne.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Lisa Hernandez and others discuss immigration-related legislation.  Audio also includes Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gerschowitz, Rep. Celina Villanueva, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Rep. Theresa Mah and Rep. Delia Ramirez.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

​Right to life advocates rally at the State Capitol.

Soundbite:  Rep. Avery Bourne, Rep. Terri Bryant

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker tours flooding in Stephenson and Winnebago Counties.  Audio also includes IEMA Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau, Stephenson County Emergency Mgt. Director. Bob Baker, Winnebago County Lt. Pete Dal Pra and Freeport Mayor Jodi Miller.  Video is also available.

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Bill lets schools teach students about hunting safety.

Soundbite:  Rep. Monica Bristow, Rep. Charles Meier

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​RAW AUDIO:  House Republicans discuss opposition to a bill repealing parental notification for abortions and the Reproductive Health Act.  Audio includes Rep. Terri Bryant, Rep. Avery Bourne and Rep. Darren Bailey.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Sen. Ram Villivalam and Rep. Justin Slaughter join Illinois Environmental Council Legislative Director Colleen Smith and more to discuss clean water infrastructure/jobs bill.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

​RAW AUDIO:  House GOP discusses WalletHub's 2019 Tax Rates by State study and taxes in Illinois.  Audio includes Rep. Patrick Windhorst and Rep. Tom Demmer.

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​Ag Legislative Day in Springfield.

Soundbite:  IL Dept. of Agriculture Director John Sullivan, Governor JB Pritzker

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RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Theresa Mah on HB 3340, the Dignity in Pay Act, which phases out law letting employers pay workers with disabilities less than the minimum wage.  Audio also includes Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living Executive Director Ryan Croke, Access Living's Rahnee Patrick, Mary Hettle and Megan Norlin.

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​Lawmakers are working on a couple of bills to help promote organ donation in Illinois.

Soundbite:  Rep. Deb Conroy, National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Director of Programs Megan Craig

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​RAW AUDIO:  Leave to recover from organ donation legislation.    National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Director of Programs Megan Craig, Rep. Deb Conroy and Gift of Hope Chief Policy Officer Elizabeth Lively.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker speaks at Agriculture Legislative Day.  Audio also includes IL Dept. of Ag. Director John Sullivan, Sen. Scott Bennett, Sen. Craig Wilcox, Rep. Charles Meier and Rep. Jerry Costello.  Video is also available.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker discusses his Fair Tax plan with Metro East area mayors.  Audio also includes Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert, Washington Park Mayor Rickie Thomas, Fairmont City Mayor Michael Suarez, Centerville Mayor Marius Jackson, Venice Mayor Tyrone Echols, Swansea Mayor Mike Leopold and East St. Louis Mayor Emika Jackson-Hicks.  Video is also available.  

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker.

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​The Illinois Department of Corrections is breaking ground on a new facility in Joliet for inmates with serious mental illnesses.

Soundbite:  IDOC Director John Baldwin

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​RAW AUDIO:  Groundbreaking for new IDOC Inpatient Treatment Center.  Audio includes IDOC Exec. Asst. to the Director Marcus Hardy, CDB Acting Director Amy Romano, Sen. Pat McGuire, Rep. Larry Walsh, Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk, Joliet Treatment Center Andrea Tack and IDOC Director John Baldwin.  Video is also available.

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​Treasurer Mike Frerichs calls for modernization of banking rules for the legal cannabis industry.

Soundbite:  Treasurer Mike Frerichs

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​Free tax preparation help is available to low-income taxpayers and senior citizens.

Soundbite:  IDOR Spokesperson Terry Horstman

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Friday, March 15, 2019

​Attorney General Kwame Raoul announces settlements with fast food restaurants over no-poach agreements.

Soundbite:  Attorney General Spokesperson Annie Thompson

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​Governor says New Zealand attack is heartbreaking; no imminent threats here in Illinois.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker attends the Chicago Veterans' Home topping off ceremony.  Audio also includes U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker attends groundbreaking ceremony for the Proton Improvement Plan-II Accelerator at Fermilab.  Audio also includes U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

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​Legislation addresses rising maternal mortality rate.

Soundbite:  Sen. Cristina Castro, Sen. Toi Hutchinson

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Office's Brian Kerschner).

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker speaks at Erie Neighborhood House Future of Promise Dinner in Chicago.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker attends mHUB manufacturing industry celebration in Chicago.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDO:  Governor JB Pritzker tours Quincy Veterans Home, includes Q & A.  Video is also available.

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​Senate approves Tobacco 21 legislation, which now heads to the Governor.

Soundbite:  Sen. Julie Morrison, Sen. Laura Fine

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Job growth continues in most metro areas.

Soundbite:  IDES Spokesperson Bob Gough

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​RAW AUDIO:  Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discuss lawsuit challenging President Trump's declaration of national emergency for border wall.  Video is also available.

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​IDOT/ISP announce increased enforcement for St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Soundbite:  IDOT Spokesperson Jessie Decker

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

​House passes equal pay bill.

Soundbite:  Rep. Anna Moeller, Rep. John Carroll

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​House passes bill requiring students be taught about the historical contributions of LGBTQ people.

Soundbite:  Rep. Anna Moeller, Rep. Tom Morrison

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Lawmakers introduce "March to Mental Health," a package of mental healthcare bills.

Soundbite:  Sen. Melinda Bush, Sen. Mike Hastings

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​RAW AUDIO:  Maternal health legislation.  Audio includes Sen. Cristina Castro, Sen. Toi Hutchinson, Sen. Iris Martinez, WeWill Founder Alexandra Eidenberg and Nurse-Family Partnership's Jordan Wildermuth.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Transform Illinois discusses the need for local government efficiency.  Audio includes DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin, Metropolitan Planning Council President MarySue Barrett, Sen. Tom Cullerton, Rep. Rita Mayfield, Taxpayers Federation of Illinois President Carol Portman, Rep. David McSweeney and Sen. Sue Rezin.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Mental health legislative package.  Audio includes Sen. Michael Hastings, Sen. Melinda Bush, Sen. Robert Peters, Thresholds Senior V.P. of Heather O'Donnell of Advocacy and Public Policy and NAMI-Chicago Assoc. Director Jennifer McGowan-Tomke.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

​RAW AUDIO:  Equality Illinois holds press conference opposing HB3515, the Youth Health Protection Act.  Audio includes Equality Illinois Press Secretary Myles Brady Davis, Grayson Alexander, Planned Parenthood of Illinois' Dana Garber and Rep. Greg Harris.

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​House approves Tobacco 21 legislation.

Soundbite:  House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, Rep. Monica Bristow

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​Almost half of Illinois high school graduates are choosing out of state colleges.

Soundbite:  IBHE Information Mgt. and Research Deputy Director Eric Lichtenberger

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​Governor launches fair tax calculator.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker introduces fair tax calculator.  Audio also includes Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter, IBEW Local 134's Carole Pollitz and Citizen Action Co-Director William McNary.  Video is also available

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

​Illinois State Police looking to boost its ranks.

Soundbite:  ISP Acting Director Brendan Kelly

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​It's Flood Safety Awareness Week.

Soundbite:  IEMA Spokesperson Rebecca Clark

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​January unemployment rate holds steady, big job gains.

Soundbite:  IDES Spokesperson Bob Gough

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