Related Program: State Week State Week: Remap Fights For Life, Budget Lawsuit Dismissed, Chicago's Record Violence By Brian Mackey, Charles N. Wheeler III & Jamey Dunn-Thomason • Sep 2, 2016 Related Program: State Week ShareTweetEmail Credit Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois Advocates for changing how Illinois’ legislative districts are drawn are not done yet, there’s continuing fallout from the ongoing unnatural disaster known as the Illinois budget, and Chicago violence hits a grim milestone. Brian Mackey hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler and Jamey Dunn of Illinois Issues and guest Tony Arnold of WBEZ public radio in Chicago. Listen Listening... / 29:00 State Week | September 2, 2016 Tags: election 2016Bruce RaunerIndependent MapsredistrictingPat QuinnDiana Raunersocial servicesChicagogun violenceShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread. Related Content After Politician's 'Soft On Crime' Attack, Advocates Fight Back By Brian Mackey • Sep 1, 2016 screen capture / Friends of John Bradley In an era of political gridlock, one of the few topics on which there's been hope of bipartisan cooperation is on the issues of crime and punishment. Politicians have traditionally been averse to doing anything that could get them painted as being "soft on crime." It's an easy attack, and one that's been frequently deployed in the past. But this year, criminal justice reform advocates are fighting back. Covering Crime In Chicago By Jamey Dunn-Thomason • Aug 30, 2016 flickr/ Tony Webster Peter Nickeas covers breaking news for the Chicago Tribune. He spent three years on the overnight shift and during that time went to the scenes of hundreds of shootings in the city. Nickeas reflected on this time and the effect it’s had on his life in an essay for the September issue of Chicago Magazine, titled “Three Years of Nights.” Illinois Issues editor Jamey Dunn talked with Nickeas about the essay and his time as an overnight reporter covering crime in Chicago. State Week: Remap Rejected By Sean Crawford, Amanda Vinicky, Brian Mackey, Charles N. Wheeler III & Christopher Z. Mooney • Aug 26, 2016 Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to change the way Illinois' legislative districts are drawn.