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State Week: Can Republicans find a winning strategy in Illinois in 2022?

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After months of speculation about another candidate entering the race for governor, reports are that Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin will launch a bid. It has been rumored that he has support of billionaire Ken Griffin. We talk about the chances for Irvin and a slate of other Republicans on a statewide ticket.

Also, Speaker Chris Welch has been in that role for a year, having taken over for longtime Speaker Michael Madigan. We discuss how things have changed. And there's growing criticism over the Department of Children and Family Services.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, emeritus professor Charlie Wheeler and Gray TV's Mike Miletich.

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