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State Week: FBI Raids Senator's Offices, Lincoln Museum Director Fired, New 'Cannabis Czar'

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Brian Mackey
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NPR Illinois

Federal agents raided the Capitol and district offices of state Sen. Martin Sandoval. The director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum was let go. And state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, one of the "marijuana moms" is to be named Illinois' first "cannabis czar."

Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler and Brian Mackey, and guests Jamie Munks of the Chicago Tribune and Bruce Rushton of Illinois Times.

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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