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State Week: Dems Look To 2018

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Members of the Illinois delegation, from left: Attorney General Lisa Madigan; Clem Balanoff, Illinois director for Bernie Sanders' campaign; Betsy Ebeling, a childhood friend of Hillary Clinton; House Speaker Michael Madigan; and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

The eyes of the nation were on Philadelphia this week as Hilary Clinton claimed the Democratic nomination for president. But among members of the Illinois delegation, a lot of eyes were looking back home, to the 2018 campaign for governor.

Brian Mackey hosts with regular panelist Amanda VinickyKent Redfield, a retired political scientist at the University of Illinois Springfield; and Paris Schutz, with the program Chicago Tonight, which airs on Chicago PBS station WTTW.

Brian Mackey formerly reported on state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. Before that, he was A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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