State Week
State Week
Sean Crawford, Charles N. Wheeler III
An analysis of the week in Illinois politics and government from the NPR
State Week: Tensions mount in Chicago over the migrant crisis
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Brandon Johnson continue to spar over efforts to find housing for migrants who have arrived in Illinois.
Jan 26
28 min
State Week: The legislative session begins
Illinois lawmakers will have a light session schedule until the March primary election is over. They are scheduled to wrap up work in May.
Jan 19
28 min
State Week: Dangerous cold raises concerns about migrant safety
Temperatures are forecast to dip below zero through early in the week.
Jan 12
28 min
State Week:  Gun registry numbers, DCFS change and Madigan trial delayed
We recap the first week of 2024, including how many assault weapon owners in Illinois registered the weapons under a new law.
Jan 5
28 min
State Week: The year in review
It was a tumultuous year in Illinois government and politics. The state also repeatedly made national headlines.
Dec 27, 2023
28 min
State Week: Illinois and corruption
Former longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke was convicted this week on charges that included racketeering and attempted extortion. It's the latest in a string of convictions in Illinois' long history with public corruption.
Dec 22, 2023
28 min
State Week: A rare win for abortion opponents in Illinois
Illinois' attorney general this week agreed to drop enforcement of a new law that targeted what are often called crisis pregnancy centers.
Dec 15, 2023
28 min
State Week: State shuts down work at migrant shelter site
There is more focus on Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and his working relationship with Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Dec 8, 2023
28 min
State Week: Pritzker and the state's economy
The governor spoke at an event, saying "Illinois is back" and his administration is bringing jobs to the state. But how much credit does he deserve?
Dec 1, 2023
28 min
State Week: Report puts focus on juvenile detention centers
Despite audit findings that raise concerns, there are questions about oversight and which agency can bring about change.
Nov 22, 2023
28 min
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