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State Week: Illinois Sends Message To Schools About Mask Mandate

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With students returning to classrooms, the State of Illinois was quick to send a message this week. The State Board of Education moved to strip a suburban private school that had planned to ignore the new mask requirement of its recognition status.

Illinois, like most of the country, is seeing a rise in cases due to the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. That has led the Pritzker Administration to demand vaccinations among frontline state workers.

But how many Illinois lawmakers have been vaccinated? We'll talk about a new survey and what it shows about representatives and senators.

And, new census data is out. We break down the numbers.

Our panel features host Sean Crawford, Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, Emeritus Professor Charlie Wheeler and guest Tony Arnold, who covers government and politics for WBEZ.

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Hannah covers state government and politics for NPR Illinois and Illinois Public Radio. She's been dedicated to reporting on the statehouse since interning at NPR Illinois in 2014, with stops at outlets including WILL-AM/FM, Law360, The Daily Line and a temporary stint at political blog Capitol Fax.
The 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.
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