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State Week: Sexual Harassment, Rauner's Primary, Quinn's Comeback?

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois

More allegations of sexual harassment in state government — and this time someone is naming names. But with a watchdog position vacant for years, who's holding lawmakers accountable?

Meanwhile, Rep. Jeanne Ives is circulating petitions to take on Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary. And former Gov. Pat Quinn wants to be Illinois' next attorney general — even as state Sen. Kwame Raoul locks up the endorsement of Democratic Party officials in Cook County.

Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler and Brian Mackey, and guest Natasha Korecki, who covers Illinois and writes the Illinois Playbook for Politico.

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.
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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