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00000179-2419-d250-a579-e41d38d30000Illinois Lawmakers provides in-depth coverage and analysis of the General Assembly by veteran Statehouse reporters, news features, and interviews with leading lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.Illinois Lawmakers is broadcast during the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly and fall veto session. The series also provides live coverage and legislative reaction to the Governor’s State of the State and Budget Message speeches.Illinois Lawmakers is produced in partnership by WSIU-TV Carbondale, WTVP-TV Peoria, and Illinois Public Media, Urbana. Jak Tichenor of WSIU-TV joined the series as Statehouse Correspondent in 1991 and became the series host in 2005.Stream past episodes with WUIS reporters below or watch new episodes on your PBS station.

Rauner's First State of the State Address - Illinois Lawmakers

Illinois' first Republican Governor in twelve years delivered his first annual State of the State speech to a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday, February 4. In this special edition of Illinois Lawmakers, Governor Bruce Rauner called on legislators to work with him to pass economic policies aimed at improving the state's business climate. House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) Chicago urged the Governor to focus on the state's current economic problems while Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs welcomed Rauner's pro-business agenda. Hosted by Jak Tichenor with analysis from Rich Miller of Capitolfax.com and WUIS' Amanda Vinicky.

http://youtu.be/6j0mAHrrXoI?t=1m19s

Illinois Lawmakers is produced in partnership by WSIU-TV Carbondale, WTVP-TV Peoria, and Illinois Public Media, Urbana.

Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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