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  • Illinois Gubernatorial Inaugural Address
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    Illinois Gubernatorial Inaugural Address

    J.B. Pritzker (D) delivered his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 43rd governor of Illinois. He vowed to work with the state assembly to pass a balanced budget in 2019, and said…

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  • Conversation with Representative Peter Roskam
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    Conversation with Representative Peter Roskam

    As part of a series of C-SPAN interviews with members of Congress who were retiring or lost in in the 2018 midterm elections, Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL), who lost in the general…

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  • Former President Obama Campaigns for Democrats in Chicago
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    Former President Obama in Chicago

    Former President Barack Obama attended a campaign rally in Chicago for Illinois Democratic candidates, including J.B. Pritzker, the Democratic candidate for governor.

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  • Illinois 13th Congressional District Debate
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    Illinois 13th Congressional District Debate

    Candidates in Illinois' 13th Congressional District race, incumbent Representative Rodney Davis (R) and challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D), faced each other for a debate from Illinois…

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  • Illinois 14th Congressional District Debate
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    Illinois 14th Congressional District Debate

    Illinois 14th Congressional District candidates Representative Bill Foster (D) and Randy Hultgren (R) debated various issues.

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  • Illinois 12th Congressional District Debate
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    Illinois 12th Congressional District Debate

    Candidates in Illinois' 12th Congressional District race, incumbent Representative Mike Bost (R) and challengers Brendan Kelly (D) and Randy Auxier (Green Party, took part in a debate.

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  • Illinois Gubernatorial Debate
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    Illinois Gubernatorial Debate

    Illinois gubernatorial candidates, incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner (R) and challenger J.B. Pritzker (D), debated each other for a third and final time before election day. Topics included…

    1,388 views
  • Washington Journal Tim Butler Discusses Top Issues Facing Illinois
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    State Representative Tim Butler on Top Issues Facing Illinois

    Illinois state representative Tim Butler talked about the top issues facing the state. He spoke via video uplink from aboard the C-SPAN Bus in Springfield, Illinois. This program was part of C-SPAN’s…

    315 views
  • Illinois Gubernatorial Forum
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    Illinois Gubernatorial Forum

    Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker faced each other in a debate in Chicago. They were joined on stage by two other candidates, Libertarian Kash Jackson and…

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    Mayor Harold Washington

    History professor Roger Biles recounted the political career of Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African American mayor.

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    High-Risers

    Journalist Ben Austen reported on public housing in the U.S., retracing the development and demolition of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project, which at one time provided public housing…

    318 views
  • Illinois State of the State Address
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    Illinois State of the State Address

    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) gave his fourth annual State of the State address at the capitol in Springfield. He discussed some of his proposals, which include a ballot referendum on…

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  • Political Leaders from Illinois
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    Political Leaders from Illinois

    The Illinois State Society hosted a “bicentennial reflections” conversation featuring journalists Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times and Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune. The journalists…

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  • emNever Been a Timeem
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    Never Been a Time

    Harper Barnes talked about and read excerpts from his book, Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement, published by Walker and Company. The book recounts…

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  • Governor Bruce Rauner Delivers Illinois State of the State Address
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    Illinois State of the State

    Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) delivered the annual state of the state address at the State Capitol in Springfield. Due to technical difficulties, the program is not available in its…

    1,285 views
  • Illinois Electors Vote in Springfield
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    Illinois 2016 Electors Meeting

    Illinois electors met in Springfield to cast their ballots for president. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won the state’s popular vote.

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  • Illinois Historic 18th Congressional District
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    Illinois' Historic 18th Congressional District

    Representative Darin LaHood (R-IL) talked about the historic political figures who have ties to Illinois' 18th congressional district, including Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, Senator Everett…

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  • Whiskey Capital and Prohibition
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    Whiskey Capital and Prohibition

    H. Wayne Wilson talked about Peoria, Illinois' history as the “Whiskey Capital of the World.” He said the city’s geography helped build its reputation Whiskey production and export. Mr. Wilson also spoke…

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  • CSPAN Cities Tour in Peoria Illinois
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour in Peoria, Illinois

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Peoria, Illinois, from July 16-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working…

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  • Senator Mark Kirk Concedes Senate Race to Representative Tammy Duckworth
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    Senator Mark Kirk Concession Speech

    Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) spoke to supporters after his loss in the Illinois U.S. Senate race to Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Courtesy WGN-TV.

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