On this episode of Statewide, Governor J.B. Pritzker talks candidly about being in charge through a public health emergency and a near economic shutdown.
We also find out more about restrictions on funerals during the pandemic.
And an Illinois farmer tells us how agriculture is being affected.
That and more on Statewide.
This week's lineup:
* WBEZ's Carrie Shepherd has a look back at the career of singer-songwriter John Prine, who died of COVID-19 this month. Prine was a native of Maywood, Illinois and got his start in the Chicago folk scene.
* Sean Crawford talks with Republican State Representative Dan Brady. He's also a funeral director. The Bloomington lawmaker talks about both of his jobs in the age of the coronavirus.
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