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State Week: Politics at the Illinois State Fair

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Democrats and Republicans gathered at the fair on respective days to hear speeches and show their party loyalty. Each took aim at the other as another presidential race is getting underway. We get a rundown of politics at the fairgrounds.

Also, a new state law will require mental health assessments be covered by insurance, another lawsuit has been filed over a gun law and there's a change at the top at the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and Mike Miletich, Capitol Reporter for WAND-TV.

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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