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Thursday, September 24, 2020

​More than 1.8 million people in Illinois have requested mail-in ballots so far; ballots start going out today.

Soundbite:  IL State Bd. of Elections Spokesperson Matt Dietrich

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker visits Marion and discusses the importance of the 2020 Census.  Audio also includes Marion Mayor Mike Absher, DHS Secretary Grace Ho, Man-Tra-Con CEO Kathy Lively and Sen. Dale Fowler.  Video is also available.

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

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker visits Carbondale and discusses the importance of the 2020 Census.  Audio also includes Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry, DHS Secretary Grace Ho, Carbondale Main Street Exec. Director Megan Cole, NAACP Census Awareness Project Director Carl Flowers, Sen. Dale Fowler and more.  Video is also available.

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

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​State public health officials says it's more important than ever this year to get your flu shot.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​Early voting is underway in Illinois.

Soundbite:  IL State Bd. of Elections Spokesperson Matt Dietrich

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Bd. President Toni Preckwinkle, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, Rev. Jesse Jackson and My Block My Hood My City CEO Jahmal Cole react to Breonna Taylor decision.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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Another region of the state may have to undergo tighter COVID-19 restrictions.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Secretary of State extends expiration date for driver's licenses and ID cards to Feb. 1st.

Soundbite:  Secretary of State Spokesperson Dave Druker  

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker provides a COVID-19 update.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish).  Video is also available.

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

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​IL Attorney General warns about work from home scams and pyramid schemes.

Soundbite:  IL Atty. General Spokesperson Annie Thompson

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

​State revises process for awarding cannabis dispensary licenses.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, Governor's Senior Advisor on Cannabis Control Toi Hutchinson

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker discusses fairness when awarding conditional adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses.  Audio also includes the Governor's Senior Advisor on Cannabis Control Toi Hutchinson.  Video is also available.

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

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​This is National Farm Safety and Health Week.

Soundbite:  IL Dept. of Agriculture Deputy Director Kristi Jones

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​This is Child Passenger Safety Week; no clinics this year but online help is available.

Soundbite:  IDOT Spokesperson Paul Wappel

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Monday, September 21, 2020

​Weekly Crop Report.

Soundbite:  Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener

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​Governor JB Pritzker announces $156 million in Business Interruption Grants for child care providers.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker joins local leaders in Lincoln to discuss child care grants through the Child Care Assistance Program.  Video is also available.

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

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More than five million COVID-19 tests run in Illinois so far.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker gives a COVID-19 testing update; more than five million tests run so far.  Audio also includes IDPH Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish) and Sen. Andy Manar.  Video is also available.

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

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker joins faith leaders in Chicago to discuss the importance of the US Census.  Video is also available.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker visits Macomb and discusses the importance of the 2020 Census.  Includes Q & A.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker visits Rock Island and discusses the importance of the 2020 Census.  Audio includes Q & A.  Video is also available.

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Trent Ford).

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

​DCFS reminds mandated reporters to watch for signs of abuse or neglect.

Soundbite:  DCFS Director Marc Smith

*Stations:  A :60 PSA on child abuse/neglect and mandated reporting is available on our PSA page.  Any airtime you can provide is appreciated.

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​This is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and IDPH says it's especially important during the pandemic.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

​RAW AUDIO:  State joins Black Chamber of Commerce to launch first-ever minority-owned business incubator.  Video is also available.

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​Governor JB Pritzker is not backing down to pressure about youth sports.

Soundbite:  Rush University Medical University Infectious Disease Specialist Michael Linn, Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker joins Mexican Independence Day celebration and talks about the importance of the 2020 Census.  Audio also includes Rep. Edgar Gonzalez,, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Sen. Celina Villanueva and more.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker gives a COVID-19 update.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish) and Rush University Medical Center Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Michael Lin.  Video is also available.

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

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

​Data finds minority women are faring better in college, but earning less than their male counterparts once they graduate.

Soundbite:  IBHE Exec. Director Ginger Ostro

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​Governor JB Pritzker says many state and municipal workers could be laid off if federal aid isn't passed.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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Governor JB Pritzker says unfortunately, fall contact sports are still a no-go.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Second round of grants for businesses affected by the pandemic and civil unrest opens Thursday,

Soundbite:  DCEO Director Erin Guthrie, Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker announces second round of Business Interruption Grants.  Audio includes Pearl's Place Restaurant Co-Owner Darrell Green, DCEO Director Erin Guthrie, Chicago Urban League CEO Karen Freeman Wilson and Chicago Alderman Pat Dowell.  Video is also available.  

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

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Monday, September 14, 2020

​At an IL Senate hearing, DCFS discusses efforts to keep kids safe during the pandemic.

Soundbite:  DCFS Child Abuse Hotline Administrator Gayle Hopper, DCFS Acting Director Marc Smith

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​Weekly Crop Report.

Soundbite:  Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener

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​Disaster preparations for seniors.

Soundbite:  IEMA Spokesperson Rebecca Clark

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​RAW AUDIO:  Treasurer Mike Frerichs announces return of unclaimed funds to the Geographic Society of Chicago.  Audio also includes Rep. Lindsey LaPointe and the Geographic Society of Chicago's Rich Stein.  Video is also available.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

​Campus Fire Safety Month.

Soundbite:  Illinois State Fire Marshal Spokesperson JC Fultz

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​30 Illinois counties are at the warning level for COVID-19.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker discusses investments to expand job opportunities for people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.  Audio also includes Cara Connects Director Sasha Ongtengco, DCEO Director Erin Guthrie, Chicago Deputy Mayor of Education Sybil Madison, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Director Karen Norrington Reeve, Rep. Soyna Harper and more.

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

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​IL Dept. of Labor urges construction managers to discuss preventing falls with workers during next week's National Safety Stand Down campaign.

Soundbite:  IL Dept. of Labor IL OSHA Mgr. Brandy Lozosky

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Trent Ford).

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