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State Week: Vaccine Mandate Pushback

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Brian Mackey

A new vaccine requirement for teachers and health care workers, as well as university employees and students, is now in effect. For those who choose to avoid getting the shots, they will need to be tested weekly. But the testing rollout has been bumpy. Also, some are pushing back on the mandate, with some even going to court.

In early October, the eviction moratorium is expected to sunset. That could result in a rush of people being forced out of their homes. The Pritzker Administration has said there are resources available that can help many stay put.

Our panel includes host Sean Crawford, Charlie Wheeler, Hannah Meisel and Brenden Moore, who covers state government for Lee Enterprises.

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.
The former 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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