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State Week: Richard Irvin joins the race for governor

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

It had been rumored for weeks. Aurora's mayor Richard Irvin announced this week he is entering the race for governor. In launching his bid, he attacked Gov. J.B. Pritzker. But before he could face off against the first term Democrat, Irvin will need to win a crowded Republican primary.

Our panel discusses his chances.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, Emeritus Professor Charlie Wheeler and the Chicago Tribune's Chief Political Reporter Rick Pearson.

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 on to CNI in 2023.
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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