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Thursday, August 13, 2020

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker visits Bloomington and discusses Business Interruption Grants.  Audio also includes DCEO Acting Director Michael Negron and Bloomington-Normal YMCA Board President Al Nathan.

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

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​DCFS reminds families about the ABC's of safe sleep for babies.

Soundbite:  DCFS Spokesperson Deborah Lopez

Stations:  A :30 PSA on safe sleep practices is available here.  Any airtime you can provide for this important message is appreciated.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker visits Urbana and discusses Business Interruption Grants.  Audio also includes DCEO Acting Director Michael Negron, Wood N' Hog BBQ owner Michael McDonald and Rep. Carol Ammons.

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

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

​First round of state Business Interruption Grants awarded, more grants planned for the future.

Soundbite:  DCEO Acting Director Michael Negron.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker gives COVID-19 update and discusses Business Interruption Grants.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish), DCEO Acting Director Michael Negron, Chicago Urban League President/CEO Karen Freeman-Wilson and more.

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

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USDA forecasts increases in corn and soybean production in Illinois.

Soundbite:  Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Governor's emergency rules for businesses regarding mask wearing were upheld by a legislative oversight committee today.

Soundbite:  Governor's General Counsel Ann Spillane, Sen. Paul Schimpf

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​Illinois Conservation Foundation launches new Outdoor Illinois app.

Soundbite:  ICF Exec. Director Crystal Curfman

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Monday, August 10, 2020

​State launches new Emergency Rental Assistance program.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, IHDA Executive Director Kristen Faust

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker launches Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  Audio also includes NHS Chicago Interim President and COO Donna Clarke, IHDA Executive Director Kristen Faust and Sen. Cristina Castro.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker and local officials announce Blue Cross Blue Shield health clinic opening in Morgan Park in Chicago.  Audio also includes Health Care Service Corp. President Maurice Smith, Congressman Bobby Rush, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, BCBSIL President Steve Hamman and more.  Video is also available.

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

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​Weekly Crop Report.

Soundbite:  Crop Statistician Steve Parn

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Sunday, August 09, 2020

​Governor JB Pritzker asks JCAR to approve mask enforcement guideline to protect the health of Illinoisans.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Medical experts touting the importance of wearing a mask to reduce spread of COVID-19; proposed enforcement rules go before legislative oversight committee on Tuesday.

Soundbite:  University of Chicago infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Landon, Northwestern Medical Group infectious disease specialist Dr. Robert Murphy

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker and medical experts discuss mask mandate and COVID-19.  Audio also includes IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike (in English and Spanish), University of Chicago Medicine infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Landon, Northwestern Medical Group infectious disease specialist Dr. Robert Murphy, Kendall County Public Health Administrator RaeAnn VanGundy, Rock Island County Health Administrator Nia Ludwig, American Lung Assoc. Spokesperson Dr. Juanita Mora and former IDPH Director Dr. Damon Arnold.  Video is also available.

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

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Friday, August 07, 2020

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker announces investments to bring state of the art urban farming campus to Chicago's South Side.  Audio also includes Green Era Co-Founder Erika Green, Sen. Jacqueline Collins, Chicago Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood and Economic Development Samir Mayekar and more.

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​IDPH filing new rules to increase compliance with mask and social distancing requirements at restaurants, bars, businesses, schools and daycares.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​A new law protects retail workers trying to relay COVID-19 public health guidelines.  It also increases paid disability leave for first responders whose recovery was hindered by the virus.

Soundbite:  Sen. Ann Gillespie, Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker signs bill protecting frontline workers and IDPH submits emergency rules for businesses, schools and daycares regarding mask wearing and the size of social gatherings.  Audio also includes Sen. Ann Gillespie, IEA Kathi Griffin, IFT President Dan Montgomery, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Tim Drea, CFL Secretary-Treasurer Don Villar and IL Restaurant Assoc. President Sam Toia.  Video is also available.

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

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Trent Ford).

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Thursday, August 06, 2020

​IDES announces 20 weeks of extended benefits now available.

Soundbite:  IDES Spokesperson Rebecca Cisco

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

​Governor reminds the public about nationwide unemployment benefit fraud scheme.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​Governor issues another warning in light of rising COVID-19 numbers in Illinois.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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Contract tracing efforts are offering a little insight into the public mindset on the coronavirus.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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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.

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​Treasurer Mike Frerichs announces recording breaking $1 billion in returned unclaimed property returned over the past five years.

Soundbite:  Treasurer Mike Frerichs

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​RAW AUDIO:  Treasurer Mike Frerichs announces a record $1 billion in unclaimed property has been returned to Illinoisans and their families in the past five years.  Includes Q & A.  Video is also available.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

​It's National Minority Donor Awareness Month.

Soundbite:  Secretary of State Jesse White

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​State investing $40 million for port project in Cairo.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, Sen. Dale Fowler

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker announces $40 in Rebuild IL funds to build a new inland port in Cairo at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.  Audio also includes Alexander Cairo Port Authority Chairman Larry Klein, Sen. Dale Fowler, Cairo Mayor Thomas Simpson and more.  Video is also available.

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

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Governor visits Southern IL to talk COVID-19; says surge in cases is worse than in Chicago.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker visits SIUC and joins local leaders to discuss COVID-19 response in Jackson County.  Audio also includes SIU President Dan Mahony, Jackson County Health Administrator Bart Hagston and Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry.  Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor JB Pritzker at Jackson County event.

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Monday, August 03, 2020

New campaign urges the public to wear a mask to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Soundbite:  Governor JB Pritzker, IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker launches new public awareness campaign to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  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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​Weekly Crop Report.

Soundbite:  Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener

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Friday, July 31, 2020

​New plan to transform the juvenile justice system in IL announced.

Soundbite:  IDJJ Director Heidi Mueller, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton announce new community-based approach to transform juvenile justice system in IL.  Audio also includes IDJJ Director Heidi Mueller, Sen. Heather Steans and Rep. Justin Slaughter.  Video is also available.

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

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Jim Angel).

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​New study finds youth alcohol use is down in IL, but still concerning.

Soundbite:  ICJIA Acting Research Director Jessica Reichert

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