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State Week: Budget deal recap

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

It took a bit longer to get a budget done. But Democrats worked out an agreement on health care for undocumented immigrants and more, allowing the plan to move forward. We take a closer look.

We also talk about the latest happenings regarding the Chicago Bears planned move from Soldier Field to the suburbs, issues facing Chicago's new mayor and Illinois Republicans begin lining up behind presidential candidates.

Our panel features host Sean Crawford, Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and guest Greg Hinz, Politics Reporter and Columnist with Crain's Chicago Business.

Note: After the show was recorded, the following story was published adding more speculation surrounding the Bears. https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20230602/bears-looking-at-naperville-now-team-says-its-considering-sites-other-than-arlington-park

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.