A reporters roundtable discussion of the culture of bullying and harassment in House Speaker Michael Madigan's office, Gov. J.B. Pritzker's signing of protections for immigrant tenants and a new minimum teacher salary, and Pritzker's veto of a bill dealing with weapon-like items in public sc…

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After one of the most significant legislative sessions in recent memory, Illinois Democrats and Republicans gathered in Springfield this week to begin shaping their messages about what happened, and how they plan to carry that message into the 2020 election cycle.

Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, talks about the state of the economy, whether state government is helping or hurting, and what the business community still hopes to accomplish in the Statehouse.

An assessment of Gov. Pritzker’s first 5 months in office and first legislative session. Includes analysis from University of Illinois at Chicago political science professor Christopher Mooney, and a roundtable discussion with the Capitol News Illinois team of Peter Hancock, Jerry Nowicki an…

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A Capitol News Illinois reporting team roundtable with discussions about Medicaid-funded nursing homes, Illinois’ population decline, and a legislative effort to dissolve some local units of government in McHenry County.

This episode includes a long-format story about the graduated income tax constitutional amendment and the flurry of action leading up to the deadline; a roundtable with Capitol News Illinois reporters; and then a phone interview with a reporter from the Arizona Republic talking about a story…

The second episode of Capitol News Illinois’ podcast, Capitol Cast, includes an interview with UIC professor Christopher Mooney about this week’s Chicago mayoral election victory by Lori Lightfoot and what it might mean in the long term for state politics. It also features a reporters roundt…

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Sharlene K. Hitchcock Waldorf Lankford, 78 of Effingham, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. According to Sharlene's wishes, there will be no services. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Sharlene is survived by her so…