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Monday, May 20, 2019

​House committee passes tougher penalties for Scott's Law offenders.

Soundbite:  ISP Lt. Colonel David Byrd

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​House committee advances constitutional amendment on graduated income tax structure.

Soundbite:  Rep. Robert Martwick, IMA President Mark Denzler

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​IDOT/ISP launch Border to Border seatbelt enforcement campaign.

Soundbite:  IDOT Spokesperson Guy Tridgell

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​Weekly Crop Report.

Soundbite:  Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker joins Farmers Market Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting at Farmer's Market in Springfield.  Video is also available.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

​IDPH working to stop the spread of measles and get more kids vaccinated.

Soundbite:  IDPH Acting Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​Lawmakers pass bill letting some SNAP recipients use their benefits at restaurants.

Soundbite:  Sen. Dan McConchie

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​Lawmakers pass bill requiring fire alarms in kennels.

Soundbite:  Sen. Don DeWitte

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​Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday; IDNR reminds boaters to wear life jackets and stay sober.

Soundbite:  IDNR Conservation Police Sgt. Chris Stone

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

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

​Lawmakers pass bill creating tough penalties for those who text and drive and end up hurting someone.

Soundbite:  Sen. Jil Tracy

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​Jobs up; unemployment rate unchanged last month.

Soundbite:  IDES Sam Salustro

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​RAW AUDIO:  House Republicans discuss balanced budget; say no new taxes are needed.  Audio includes House GOP Leader Jim Durkin, Rep. Tom Demmer and Rep. Dan Brady.

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​ISP announces Distracted Driving Week enforcement results; more than 560 tickets issued.

Soundbite:  ISP Lt. Joe Hutchins

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker hosts Springfield Pride panel discussion.  Video is also available.

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​Hearings on recreational marijuana continue in Springfield.

Soundbite:  IL Chamber of Commerce's Jay Shattuck, Rep. ToI Hutchinson

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​DCFS plans to act on recommendations from independent report.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker  

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Seven Stateville prison inmates graduate with Bachelor of Arts degrees from Northeastern Illinois University.

Soundbite:  Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, IDOC inmate and graduate Darrell Fair

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker and DCFS Acting Director Marc Smith discuss the state's commitment to advancing recommendations outlined in the new Chapin Hall report.  Video is also available.

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

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RAW AUDIO:  Road/bridge conditions, need for capital bill.  Audio includes IL Chamber of Commerce's Whitney Barnes, TRIP's Carolyn Kelly, Sen. Martin Sandoval, Sen. Don DeWitte and Rep. Margo McDermed.

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RAW AUDIO:  Sen. Julie Morrison discusses Trauma-Informed Awareness Day.  Audio also includes Attorney General Kwame Raoul, IDHS Secretary Grace Hou and more.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Seven inmates at Stateville Correctional Center graduate from Northeastern Illinois University with Bachelor of Arts degrees.  Audio includes Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, Dr. Angela Davis, Darrel Fair, Devon Terrell, Northeastern Illinois Acting Provost Wamucii Njogu and more.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker speaks at the Heartland Alliance International's Power of Healing Benefit in Chicago.  Video is also available.

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​State releases plan to end HIV epidemic in Illinois by 2030.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Ngozi Ezike, Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker and other officials announce Getting to Zero Illinois, a five year plan to end HIV transmissions in the state by 2030.  Audio also includes AIDs Foundation of Chicago President/CEO John Peller, Rep. Greg Harris, IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike and Chicago Department of Public Health HIV/SFI Bureau Deputy Commissioner David Kern.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker after Getting to Zero event.

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​New legislation strengthens the state's Move Over Law.

Soundbite:  Sen. Tony Munoz, ISP Acting Director Brendan Kelly

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker unveils new Scott's Law Legislation.  Audio also includes ISP Acting Director Brendan Kelly, Rep. Marcus Evans, Sen. Tony Munoz, Rep. John Cabello, Rep. Neil Anderson and Rep. Jay Hoffman.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker after Scott's Law event.

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State officials speak at Illinois Firefighter Memorial Ceremony, honoring the fallen.

Soundbite:  State Fire Marshal Matt Perez, Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker speaks at the Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial ceremony in Springfield.  Audio also includes Secretary of State Jesse White, Treasurer Mike Frerichs and State Fire Marshal Matt Perez.  Video is also available.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

​Secretary of State Jesse White's Office announces public education campaign on Illinois' Move Over law.

Soundbite:  Secretary of State Jesse White

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​Illinois Lottery launches new Blue instant lottery ticket to benefit police memorials.

Soundbite:  House GOP Leader Jim Durkin, ISP Acting Director Brendan Kelly

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​RAW AUDIO:  Illinois Lottery launches new Blue instant lottery ticket to benefit police memorials.  Audio includes Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays, House GOP Leader Jim Durkin, ISP Acting Director Brendan Kelly and Liz Kelly.  Video is also available.

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​IL Dept. of Revenue waiving state tax penalties and interest for taxpayers affected by flooding.

Soundbite:  IDOR Spokesperson Sam Salustro

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​Weekly Crop Report.

Soundbite:  Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener

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Friday, May 10, 2019

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker speaks at Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence Mardi Gras in May dinner in Springfield.  Video is also available.

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 Video is also available:  Governor Pritzker and state officials tour flooding along the Illinois River and urge residents to prepare to evacuate. 

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

​Lawmakers pass the RISE Act, making sure students who are not eligible for federal aid are eligible for state aid.

Soundbite:  Sen.  Omar Aquino, Sen. Jim Oberweis

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​New plan raises $2.4 billion for capital bill through increases in the gas tax, license plate fees and driver's license fees.

Soundbite:  Sen. Martin Sandoval, Sen. Don DeWitte

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​Groups visit the State Capitol to express opposition to recreational marijuana bill.

Soundbite:  Rep. Marty Moylan, IL Assoc. of Chiefs of Police Chief Steven Stelter

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​Amendment adds Latinos to bill requiring more diversity on corporate boards.

Soundbite:  Rep. Lisa Hernandez, Rep. Chris Welch

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker attends ribbon cutting of Centene and IlliniCare Health offices in Carbondale.  Audio also includes Centene CEO Michael Neidorff.  Video is also available.

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

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker attends ribbon cutting of Halfway Road and tours Pepsi MidAmerica in Marion.  Audio also includes Illinois Municipal League Exec. Director Brad Cole and Marion Mayor Mike Absher.  Video is also available.

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

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​RAW AUDIO:  IDOT and IDJJ host ceremony in recognition of National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.  Audio includes IDOC Director John Baldwin, IDJJ Director Heidi Mueller and ICEMA President Ryan Nottingham.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  House GOP Leader Jim Durkin and Deputy Minority Leaders Dan Brady and Tom Demmer give an update on budget negotiations.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Sen. Martin Sandoval announces bill raising state gas tax to pay for capital bill.  Audio also includes Sen. Don DeWitte, Labor Mgt. Group Operating Engineers Local 150 Executive Director Mark Poulos, Illinois Economic Policy Institute Transportation Policy Analyst Mary Craighead, Pace Suburban Chairman Rick Kwaneski, IL Road and Transportation Assoc. Board Chairman Mark Barkowski, IUOE Local 965's Bret Scaggs and Quad City Chamber of Commerce's Tyler Power.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Smart Approaches to Marijuana group opposes recreational pot bill.  Audio includes Smart Approaches to Marijuana Illinois' Omari Prince, Rep. Marty Moylan, Illinois NAACP President Teresa Haley, Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelcamp, Catholic Conference of Illinois Exec. Director Bob Gilligan, Linking Efforts Against Drugs Executive Director Andy Durgan, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police President Chief Steven Stelter, Kate Reed and more.

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RAW AUDIO:  Bet on Gaming press conference regarding video gaming taxes.  Audio includes Tap Room Gaming Owner Michael Bond, VFW Post 2698's Gary Stark and Crehan's Irish Pub Owner Barry Gregory, 

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Chris Welch discusses bill requiring minorities on corporate boards.  New amendment adds Latinos to the bill.  Audio also includes Rep. Lisa Hernandez, Rep. Celina Villanueva and Chicago City Council Latino Caucus Chairman Alderman Gilbert Villegas.  Rep. Welch also comments on Westlake Hospital.

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

​Tax hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products proposed.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Sen. President John Cullerton

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​RAW AUDIO:  House Republicans introduce new legislation in response to Governor's graduated income tax plan.  Audio includes Rep. Tom Morrison, Re. Deanne Mazzochi and Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Sara Feigenholtz and Rep. Anna Moeller discuss forming a new caucus on DCFS Welfare Reform and amendment to SB193 addressing DCFS accountability.  Audio also includes Foster Care Alumni of America Illinois Chapter Co-Founder James McIntyre, Sen. Robert Peters, Rep. Mary Flowers, Rep. Keith Sommer and Office of Cook County Public Guardian attorney Danielle Gomez.

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RAW AUDIO:  Raise it For Health, proposal to raise tax on cigarettes.  Audio includes American Lung Assoc. of Illinois' Kathy Drea, IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Dr. Douglas Carlson, IL Health and Hospital Assoc. President A.J. Wilhelmi and Sen. President John Cullerton.

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​This is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Soundbite:  IDHS Spokesperson Patrick Laughlin

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