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State Week: COVID's Comeback; Kinzinger In The Spotlight

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Brian Mackey

We discuss concerns about the Delta variant as cases rise. The governor announced masks must be worn by all individuals in state facilities. Also, schools are trying to determine the best approach with classes set to begin in a few weeks.

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger was on the national stage as hearings into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol got underway. What does his participation mean for his political future?

Our panel features host Sean Crawford, NPR Illinois Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, UIC Professor Chris Mooney and WNIJ Education Reporter Peter Medlin.

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.
Peter joins WNIJ as a graduate of North Central College. He is a native of Sandwich, Illinois.
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