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An analysis of the week in Illinois politics and government from the NPR Illinois.comments@stateweek.org

State Week Sean Crawford, Charles N. Wheeler III

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

An analysis of the week in Illinois politics and government from the NPR Illinois.comments@stateweek.org

    State Week: A new budget within reach

    State Week: A new budget within reach

    Lawmakers had a tentative deal Friday on a spending plan, paving the way for the spring session to end as early as this weekend.

    • 28 min
    State Week: An Illinois budget showdown looms as session adjournment nears

    State Week: An Illinois budget showdown looms as session adjournment nears

    The legislature has set May 24 as the day to wrap up their work.

    • 28 min
    State Week: A warning for agencies to prepare for possible budget cuts

    State Week: A warning for agencies to prepare for possible budget cuts

    The Pritzker Administration is trying to push through different revenue plans in the final weeks of the session. If those are unsuccessful, a letter to agency directors says there could be about $800 million less to spend.

    • 28 min
    State Week: The Chicago Bears stadium project gets a cool reception; A prison could move north

    State Week: The Chicago Bears stadium project gets a cool reception; A prison could move north

    The NFL team's effort to get a new stadium seems to be getting sacked by the governor's office and other state officials. Also a central Illinois prison could be re-built near Joliet, raising concerns in the community that's housed the facility.

    • 28 min
    State Week: The Bears make their stadium pitch; Gov talks pensions

    State Week: The Bears make their stadium pitch; Gov talks pensions

    Will lawmakers agree to put public money toward the stadium project? Also, the governor said a state pension law that lowered benefits may need to be revisited.

    • 28 min
    State Week: As the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates, Illinois corruption cases hang in the balance

    State Week: As the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates, Illinois corruption cases hang in the balance

    A U.S. Supreme Court decision in an Indiana case could impact the prosecutions in Illinois and elsewhere.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Kd838 ,

Concise and Thoughtful

Due to the political climate and news deserts, I think gen z (me) doesn’t learn much about state and local politics. This podcast has helped me be more in tune to politics that affect me just as much as the national politics we tend to focus on so much. I love hearing Hannah’s and Charlie’s takes each week. Thank you for this podcast!

baker1984! ,

Not great

I live in Springfield, but this is a very liberal narrow view of politics, nothing more.

rachaelsinnen ,

“You Know”

I love the insight and appreciate the show so much. If you are feeling adventurous, try a drinking game every time someone says “you know.”

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