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State Week: Pritzker, Bailey meet in final debate

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

There have been a pair of televised debates featuring the two major party candidates for Illinois governor, the latest coming this week. While both J.B. Pritzker and Darren Bailey argued and criticized each other, did voters learn anything new?

Our panel also discusses WBEZ/Chicago Sun-Times polling on the race and other issues.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler, Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel and Gray TV's Mike Miletich.

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.
Hannah covers state government and politics for Capital News Illinois. She's been dedicated to the statehouse beat since interning at NPR Illinois in 2014, with subsequent stops at outlets including WILL-AM/FM, Law360, The Daily Line and a temporary stint at political blog Capitol Fax before returning to NPR Illinois in 2020 and moving to CNI in 2023.