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State Week: Political Days At The Illinois State Fair

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It's a summer tradition for the state's political parties to rally at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. It's also an opportunity to size up each party's chances heading into statewide elections in 2022.

After all the corn dogs, lemon shakeups and partisan speeches, our panel discusses the past week of politics at the fair.

State Week features host Sean Crawford, Charlie Wheeler, Hannah Meisel and guest Rachel Hinton, political reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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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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