Thursday, June 4
STORY: COVID-19 UPDATE
An update on the number of new cases and test results for COVID-19.
Word Count: 300-600
STORY: JOBLESS CLAIMS, STATE REVENUES
Another 46,522 Illinois workers filed first-time unemployment claims last week, a significant reduction from the week before, indicating the surge in unemployment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic may be leveling off. But the effects of high unemployment are still hitting the state's coffers. Sales tax revenues were down 23 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago.
Reporter: Peter Hancock
Word count: 500-600 words
STORY: AG POLICE OVERSIGHT
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul asked Congress to expand federal law to allow state attorneys general to investigate incidents of “unconstitutional policing.”
Reporter: Rebecca Anzel
Word count: 400-600 words
Listen to the latest Capitol News Illinois podcast. A week after the Illinois General Assembly wrapped up a historic special session, the state has entered Phase 3 of the reopening plan. Reporters Peter Hancock, Jerry Nowicki, Rebecca Anzel and Ben Orner analyze the status of the pandemic and how the General Assembly responded to it.
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