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Thursday, February 20, 2020

​Governor JB Pritzker says he wants to make sure all outstanding College Illinois tuition contracts are honored.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker discusses investments in higher education in his proposed budget.  Audio also includes ISAC Exec. Director Eric Zarnikow.  Video is also available.

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

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​RAW AUDIO:  House Republicans discuss education funding proposed in Governor Pritzker's Budget Address.  Audio includes Rep. Avery Bourne and Rep. Steve Reick.

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​State officials celebrate Black History Month.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, Comptroller Susana Mendoza

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​RAW AUDIO:  Secretary of State Jesse White hosts African American Heritage Month in Chicago.  Audio also includes Governor JB Pritzker.  Video is also available.

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RAW AUDIO:  ​Comptroller Susana Mendoza hosts Black History Month ceremony in Springfield.  Video is also available.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

​Governor JB Pritzker's proposed budget includes a push for a graduated income tax.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, House GOP Leader Jim Durkin

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​RAW AUDIO:  Budget react from House GOP Leader Jim Durkin and Rep. Tom Demmer.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Illinois Legislative Black Caucus reacts to budget.  Audio includes Sen. Kimberly Lightford, Rep. Will Davis, Rep. Carol Ammons, Rep. Marcus Evans, Rep. Camille Lilly and Rep. Lamont Robinson.

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​Governor JB Pritzker's proposed budget includes more money for education, DCFS and the state's Rainy Day fund.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker delivers his annual Budget Address; outlining his proposal for the Fiscal Year 2021 budget.  Video is also availablePhotos are also available.  

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker says Fiscal Year '21 budget includes more than $225 million in taxpayer savings.

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker says money will be put into the state's Rainy Day Fund.

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker says adult-use cannabis sales will generate at least $46 million in the coming fiscal year.

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker says his office is working with lawmakers and City of Chicago on Chicago casino.

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker says Illinois needs a graduate income tax system.

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker says state will make full pension payment and then some.

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker pledges more college MAP grant funding.

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker says budget makes historic investments in K-12 schools.

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker says budget addresses student mental health concerns.

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker says funding for DCFS will increase and more staff will be hired.

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​Soundbite:  Governor Pritzker says his budget helps people and makes Illinois stronger.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

​RAW AUDIO:  Bills filed to improve DCFS response to child abuse cases.  Audio includes Rep. Tom Weber, Rep. Terri Bryant and Rep. Joe Sosnowski

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​RAW AUDIO:  Senator Linda Holmes sponsors bill letting renters in state subsidized housing have a pet.  Audio also includes Best Friends Animal Society's Ledy VanKavage, Belleville Area Humane Society Co-Exec. Director Shoshana Mostoller and Gateway Pet Guardians' Janet Alderson.

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​Sponsor of leaf blower bill says it's meant to start a conversation and educate the public.

Soundbite:  Sen. Laura Fine

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Reactions to President Trump's commutation of former Governor Rod Blagojevich's prison sentence.

Soundbite:  House GOP Leader Jim Durkin

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​RAW AUDIO:  House GOP Leader Jim Durkin comments on Rod Blagojevich and discusses House Republican budget priorities.  Audio also includes Rep. Tom Demmer, Rep. Dan Brady and Rep. Avery Bourne.   

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​Legislation aims to reduce single-use plastic in Illinois; includes plastic bag fee and ban on plastic straws.

Soundbite:  Rep. Ann Williams

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​RAW AUDIO:  Plastic free water for Illinois legislative package.  Audio includes IEC Exec. Director Jen Walling, Rep. Ann Williams, Illinois Sierra Club Chapter Director Jack Darin, Shedd Aquarium's Andrea Densham, Bring Your Own Glen-Ed's Sheila Voss, Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Rep. Bob Morgan, Rep. Yoni Pizer, Sen. Julie Morrison and more.

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RAW AUDIO:  Illinois State Medical Society supports legislation reforming pre-authorization process.  Audio includes ISMS President Dr. Paul Pederson, Isabella McKenna, Rep. Greg Harris, Sen. Linda Holmes, Sen. Don DeWitte, Rep. Tom Demmer, Thresholds' Heather O'Donnell, Rep. Andre Thapedi and more.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

​Governor JB Pritzker announces budget savings.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker announces government efficiencies saving over $225 million in the upcoming budget year.  Video is also available.

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

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State Fire Marshal's Office stresses the importance of fire safety for older Illinoisans.

Soundbite:  State Fire Marshal Spokesperson JC Fultz

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​Supporters push for Senate passage of college athlete endorsement bill.

Soundbite:  Rep. Chris Welch, Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Chris Welch announces more support for student athlete endorsement bill.  Audio also includes Former NBA player Shannon Brown, Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown, Rep. Cam Buckner, Attorney and Name, Image Likeness Founder Dustin Maguire and Sonny Vaccaro.

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Trent Ford).

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

​Lawmakers discuss ending cash bail in Illinois.

Soundbite:  Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin

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Illinois State Police improving the FOID revocation process but more still needs to be done.

Soundbite:  ISP Director Brendan Kelly

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​RAW AUDIO:  Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly discusses post-Aurora FOID Enforcement efforts.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Fair Maps Amendment filed:  Audio includes Change Illinois Exec. Director Madeline Doubek, Sen. Melinda Bush, Sen. Dan McConchie, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Common Cause Exec. Director Jay Young and League of Women Voters Exec. Director Audra Wilson.

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​New legislation creates a statewide drug take-back program.

Soundbite:  Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

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​RAW AUDIO:  Legislation proposed for a statewide drug take-back program in Illinois.  Audio includes Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner Debra Shore, Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg, Illinois Retail Merchants Association V.P., Government Relations Eric Laird, Illinois Environmental Council Legislative Director Colleen Smith, HERO Foundation Co-Founder Dr. John Roberts and Will County Director of Substance Use Initiatives Dr. Kathleen Burke.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker highlights $500 million commitment to the Illinois Innovation Network and Discovery Partners Institute. .  Audio also includes Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, U of I System President Tim Killeen, Related Midwest President Curt Bailey, U of I Bd. of Trustees Chair Don Edwards and more, as well as on-topic Q & A.  Video is also available.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

​Attorney General Kwame Raoul warns the public to watch out romance-related online and phone scams.

Soundbite:  Attorney General Spokesperson Annie Thompson

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Monday, February 10, 2020

​New law guarantees employees own their tips.

Soundbite:  IL Dept. of Labor Asst. Director Jason Keller

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​12 Illinois sites added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Soundbite:  IDNR Survey and National Register Specialist Amy Hathaway

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