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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

​ISBE discusses recent graduation mandates approved by the legislature.

Soundbite:  ISBE member Susie Morrison, Dr. Christine Benson

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​ISBE Student Advisory Council is laying out some components of the group's educational plan and recommendations for the year.

Soundbite:  Eric Veal Jr., Kaitlyn Zhou

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

IDPH says everyone still needs to wear a mask and socially distance regardless of which tier/phase your area is in currently.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​IL Treasurer Mike Frerichs urges small non profits to apply for 25,000 grants through the Charitable Trust Stabilization Program.

Soundbite:  Treasurer Mike Frerichs

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

​IL National Guard helping with security in Springfield and Washington D.C.

Soundbite:  IL National Guard Commander Major General Richard Neely

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​RAW AUDIO:  Media availability with Illinois National Guard Commander Major General Richard Neely on current domestic operations.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

​UK COVID variant now confirmed in Illinois.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​Three out of Illinois' 11 designated regions can now move from Tier 3 to Tier 2, lifting a few COVID-19 mitigations; indoor dining will be allowed in Tier 1.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Windows of the Illinois Capitol boarded up as a precaution against possible protests; Governor activates IL National Guard.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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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 Cook County Bd. President Toni Preckwinkle.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Trent Ford).

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

​This is Human Trafficking Awareness Month; learn the warning signs for child trafficking.

Soundbite:  DCFS Director Marc Smith

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IL Senate President says the ability for lawmakers to meet virtually during the pandemic has been a big advancement.

Soundbite:  IL Senate President Don Harmon

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

​RAW AUDIO:  Sen. Sue Rezin, Sen. Jason Barickman and Sen. Jil Tracy nominate Sen. Dan McConchie to be IL Senate President.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Sen. Kimberly Lightford, Sen. Dave Koehler, Sen. Julie Morrison, Sen. Omar Aquino and Sen. Rachelle Crowe nominate Sen. Don Harmon as IL Senate President.

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​A new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in.

Soundbite:  Sen. President Don Harmon, House GOP Leader Jim Durkin

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​RAW AUDIO:  Sen. Don Harmon is elected IL Senate President.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Sen. Dan McConchie chosen as Senate Minority Leader.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Chris Welch elected as the new Speaker of the IL House.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Jim Durkin again chosen as IL House Minority Leader.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Amy Elick and Rep. Jeff Keicher nominate Rep. Jim Durkin to be Speaker of the IL House.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Maurice West and Rep. Delia Ramirez nominate Rep. Chris Welch to be Speaker of the IL House.

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​It's the end of an era in Illinois, as a new House Speaker is elected.

Soundbite:  House Speaker Chris Welch

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​Expansive criminal justice and police reform bill headed to the Governor's desk.

Soundbite:  Rep. Justin Slaughter, Rep. Patrick Windhorst

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​Economic equity package heads to the Governor.

Soundbite:  Rep. Sonya Harper

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

​Illinois Senate passes COVID-19 relief package for Illinois bars and restaurants.

Soundbite:  Sen. Sara Feigenholtz

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Senate approves bill limiting use of restraints and isolation on students.

Soundbite:  Sen. Ann Gillespie

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​Senate votes to let local election authorities make voting drop boxes permanent.

Soundbite:  Sen. Julia Morrison, Sen. Dale Righter

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​RAW AUDIO:  House GOP Leader Jim Durkin and Senate GOP Leader Dan McConchie give a lame duck session update.

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​IDPH is now posting updated vaccine data on the agency's website.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike gets her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Soundbite:  Dr. Ngozi Ezike 

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​RAW AUDIO:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike gets the COVID-19 vaccine (in English and Spanish).  Video is also available.

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​2020 weather in Illinois was warmer and wetter than usual.

Soundbite:  State Climatologist Trent Ford

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Monday, January 11, 2021

​ISP tracking possible events at the State Capitol this weekend.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Lawmakers pass huge reform bill to combat racism and inequities in education.

Soundbite:  Sen. Kimberly Lightford, Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer

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​IDPH Director expects new strain of COVID-19 will become prevalent in Illinois.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​IDVA Director Linda Chapa LaVia steps down.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Some areas of the state are moving into phase 1B of vaccine distribution.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Some areas of the state may be able to ease up on COVID-19 mitigations starting Friday.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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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).  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.

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Bill restoring the Chicago Teachers Union's ability to collectively bargain over more issues heads to the Governor's desk.

Soundbite:  Sen. Dale Righter, Sen. Celina Villanueva

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

​Legislation lets election authorities make ballot drop-off boxes permanent.

Soundbite:  Sen. Bill Cunningham, Sen. Sue Rezin

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​Attorney General Kwame Raoul discusses his police certification proposal.

Soundbite:  Atty. General Kwame Raoul

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​The IL Legislative Black Caucus says now is the time for police and criminal justice reform.

Soundbite:  Sen. Elgie Sims, Rep. Justin Slaughter

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​RAW AUDIO:  IL Black Legislative Caucus holds press conference on criminal justice and police reforms.  Audio includes Sen. Kimberly Lightford, Rep. Justin Slaughter, Sen. Elgie Sims and Rep. Carol Ammons.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Attorney General Kwame Raoul testifies before House committee on police reform bill.

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Saturday, January 09, 2021

​Criminal justice and police reforms were some of the big topics of the day in the Illinois Legislature.

Soundbite:  Sen. Kimberly Lightford, IL Assoc. of Chiefs of Police President Chief James Black

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Friday, January 08, 2021

​RAW AUDIO:  House GOP discusses first day of lame duck legislative session.  Audio includes Rep. Avery Bourne, Rep. Keith Wheeler and Rep. Tom Demmer.

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​Illinois State Police adopts the NAACP's 10 Shared Principals on Police Reform.

Soundbite:  ISP Director Brendan Kelly

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​Attorney General Kwame Raoul announces task force on unemployment insurance benefits fraud.

Soundbite:  Attorney General Kwame Raoul

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Trent Ford).

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Thursday, January 07, 2021

​COVID-19 cases in Illinois now surpass one million.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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