The 21st Show

Politics News Roundup - April 12, 2024


It's time for our weekly politics roundtable.

We'll kick things off with some departures in the Illinois General Assembly. Democratic State Senator Ann Gillespie is taking up a new role as the head of the state agency that regulates the insurance industry, and Republican State Representative Tim Ozinga abruptly resigned from his seat on Monday.

Then, we'll shift from Illinois to Washington. We'll discuss the Biden administration's new plan to cancel student debt, and updates on the effort to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson.


Peter Hancock

Statehouse Reporter, Capitol News Illinois

Linda Kenyon

Illinois Public Media Washington Reporter