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State Week: All's fair in politics

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Brian Mackey
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NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Both Republicans and Democrats held annual events in Springfield during the Illinois State Fair. Those featured the candidates for governor. Also on display, the partisan divide that has come to define politics in America.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and Chicago Tonight reporter Amanda Vinicky.

Hannah covers state government and politics for NPR Illinois and Illinois Public Radio. She's been dedicated to the statehouse beat since interning at NPR Illinois in 2014, with subsequent stops at outlets including WILL-AM/FM, Law360, The Daily Line and a temporary stint at political blog Capitol Fax before returning to the station in 2020.
The former director of the Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) graduate program is Professor Charles N. Wheeler III, a veteran newsman who came to the University of Illinois at Springfield following a 24-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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