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State Week: The Dobbs decision and Illinois — two years on

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois

This week saw the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down Roe v. Wade. The result has been a patchwork of laws related to abortion. While some states outlawed the procedure or passed restrictions, Illinois has become a safe haven for those seeking abortions and other care.

We discuss the abortion landscape on this episode. We also provide and update on a court decision that could impact public corruption cases, including the one against former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, and recap a bill signing that creates a new state agency focused on early childhood.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and WBEZ/Illinois Public Radio reporter Mawa Iqbal.

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.
Mawa is a statehouse reporter, covering the Illinois legislature for WBEZ and Illinois Public Radio.
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