State Week An analysis of the week in Illinois politics and government from the NPR Illinois Statehouse bureau.
State Week

State Week

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An analysis of the week in Illinois politics and government from the NPR Illinois Statehouse bureau.

Most Recent Episodes

State Week: Democrats Move Ahead On Remap As The Session Winds Down

In the final days of the spring session, Democrats are moving ahead with their plan for new legislative and Supreme Court district boundaries in Illinois. The move comes as Republicans howl over what they see as a lack of transparency regarding the data used to configure the maps.

State Week: Budget And More On The Table As Adjournment Nears

Illinois lawmakers and the governor have a busy few days ahead as May 31 is the scheduled end of the spring legislative session. Along with a new spending plan for the next fiscal year, other key issues remain unresolved.

State Week: Lawmakers Push For Answers About Deadly Veterans Home Outbreak

On this epsiode, our panel reviews hearings into the LaSalle Veterans Home and the COVID-19 outbreak that killed 36 residents last fall.

State Week: Lawmakers Push For Answers About Deadly Veterans Home Outbreak

State Week: Bridge Phase Coming; Remap Transparency?

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker this week announced the long-awaited bridge phase will kick in May 14. He also indicated the state could move to a full re-opening of the economy in June.

State Week: Veterans Home Outbreak Review; Pritzker Unveils Energy Plan

On this episode, the panel discusses a new report that recaps last year's deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans Home, calling the response at the state-run facility "inefficient, reactive and chaotic."

State Week: In The Wake Of The ComEd Bribery Scheme, Lawmakers Weigh Changes

Months after a bribery scandal rocked the halls of Illinois government, there is still uncertainty over what action, if any, lawmakers will take in response.

State Week: In The Wake Of The ComEd Bribery Scheme, Lawmakers Weigh Changes

State Week: Chicago Police Shooting Spurs More Calls For Reform

This week saw the release of video and other evidence of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 13 year old Adam Toledo. Several top Illinois and city officials have weighed in. Chicago's mayor promised a new policy on how and when officers engage in foot chases.

State Week: Amid Rising Cases, Illinois Expands Vaccine Eligibility

Illinois will open vaccination elgibility to those 16 and older on Monday. It's a big step in the vaccine rollout. Illinois has also been setting daily records when it comes to administering the shots.

State Week: Still Waiting For The Bridge Phase

While the state announced a Bridge Phase for reopening Illinois, not so fast. A rising number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has stalled the step toward a return to normalcy. We provide a status update on the pandemic in Illinois.

State Week: Pritzker Takes His Shot; Black Caucus Success

Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined tens of thousands in Illinois getting vaccinated. But it happened on the same week COVID-19 cases are back on the rise, leading some to worry about a quick re-opening of the economy.

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