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State Week: A primary election recap

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois

On this episode, we look back at election results from the past week. A battle among two conservative Republicans for a southern Illinois congressional seat went to the incumbent.

Chicago's Mayor Brandon Johnson's progressive agenda was dealt a blow when a tax referendum to help with housing failed. And the longest serving member of the General Assembly was defeated with the help of the Illinois House Speaker, who supported her opponent.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and Lee Enterprises' reporter Brenden Moore.

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.