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State Week: Two months until the primary

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Illinois voters will have a new experience this year. The primary election has been moved until late June.

Races are starting to heat up. But is the public paying attention?

We discuss a couple of competitive races: the Republican contest for governor and the Democratic primary for Secretary of State.

Our panel features host Sean Crawford, Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and the Chicago Tribune's statehouse reporter Jeremy Gorner.

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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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