J.B. Pritzker becomes the second governor to speak before the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. He joins Otto Kerner, who met with journalists in 1964.

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April 15, 2019 - News Local/State

Pritzker Tells Journalists ‘We Need You’

Governor J.B. Pritzker held his largest press conference over the weekend — and he’s promising media transparency under his administration.


Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, announcing  her decision to run for Congress again.

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April 11, 2019 - News Local/State

Round 2: Dirksen Londrigan Versus Davis

Last November, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, a Democrat, failed to unseat Republican Congressman Rodney Davis in Illinois’ 13th district. On Thursday, she announced she’ll make another run for it. 


 Sen. Tammy Duckworth

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April 11, 2019 - The 21st Show

Sen. Duckworth; CSOA Responds To Strike; Arts In Central IL; Big TV Shows Ending

Senator Tammy Duckworth just introduced a resolution that would repeal President Trump’s travel ban on five majority-Muslim countries. Today, she joins us from Washington to talk about all of that and more. Plus, when you think performing arts, you might think of Chicago. But for 50 years, the Krannert Center in Urbana has been a thriving place for theater, music, and dance. And some of the biggest shows on television are wrapping up this year.


U.S. Rep. John Shimkus.

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April 05, 2019 - News Local/State

Shimkus Hopes For “Clean” Version Of Violence Against Women Act

Illinois Congressman John Shimkus voted against reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) when it passed the U-S House on a vote of 263-158 Thursday. But the Collinsville Republican says he hopes negotiations in the Senate will produce a version he can support when it returns to his chamber.


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