© 2024 NPR Illinois
The Capital's Community & News Service
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

State Week: Can Republicans find a winning strategy in Illinois in 2022?

State Week logo (capitol dome)
Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

After months of speculation about another candidate entering the race for governor, reports are that Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin will launch a bid. It has been rumored that he has support of billionaire Ken Griffin. We talk about the chances for Irvin and a slate of other Republicans on a statewide ticket.

Also, Speaker Chris Welch has been in that role for a year, having taken over for longtime Speaker Michael Madigan. We discuss how things have changed. And there's growing criticism over the Department of Children and Family Services.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, emeritus professor Charlie Wheeler and Gray TV's Mike Miletich.

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.
Hannah covers state government and politics for Capitol News Illinois. She's been dedicated to the statehouse beat since interning at NPR Illinois in 2014, with subsequent stops at WILL-AM/FM, Law360, Capitol Fax and The Daily Line before returning to NPR Illinois in 2020 and moving to CNI in 2023.
Related Stories