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Friday, Feb. 21

STORY: CAPITOL RECAP
The weekly roundup of state government news covered by Capitol News Illinois.
Reporters: Capitol News Illinois staff
Photos: Yes
ETA: SENT (File always updated and available on this site as well)

JIM NOWLAN: COMMENTARY ON MONEY IN POLITICS
Capitol News Illinois will be distributing for all to use the latest commentary from Jim Nowlan, who has been a state lawmaker, political aide, professor, newspaper publisher and columnist. The premise of this column: The threat from those who swirl big money around in campaigns drives others to the sidelines of democracy, unwilling to waste their time in a contest where they fear being overwhelmed by billionaire money. Photo: Yes
Word Count: 650-700
ETA: SENT

PODCAST: BLAGOJEVICH & CORRUPTION STUDY
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is freed from prison during the same week a new study is released showing Chicago the most corrupt city in America, and Illinois the third-most corrupt state. University of Illinois at Chicago political science professor Dick Simpson discusses his research and the history behind the state's corrupt politics.
Length: 12-15 minutes
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NEW TODAY: Capitol Cast    

Listen to the latest Capitol News Illinois podcast. Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is freed from prison during the same week a new study is released showing Chicago the most corrupt city in America, and Illinois the third-most corrupt state. University of Illinois at Chicago political science professor Dick Simpson discusses his research and the history behind the state's corrupt politics.


 

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