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We post several news stories and plenty of raw audio each day about state programs and services, press conferences and legislative action. We also offer PSA production, CD duplication, voiceovers, live streaming of major events and other audio services.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

​Attorney General Lisa Madigan offers tips for avoiding fake solar eclipse glasses.

Soundbite:  Attorney General Lisa Madigan

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Illinois unemployment rate increased slightly​ last month.

Soundbite:  IDES Spokesperson Bob Gough

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​Plenty of free entertainment at the Illinois State Fair, including Those Funny Little People.

Soundbite:  Those Funny Little People performers Billy Bob and Loretta

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​Check out plenty of broadcast quality, b-roll and interviews from the Illinois State Fair on our video webpage​.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

​RAW AUDIO:  House Speaker Mike Madigan holds media availability.

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​House passes resolution​ denouncing hate groups.

Soundbite:  Rep. David Harris, Rep. Elgie Sims

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Measure​ that includes the Governor's changes to education funding bill fails in the House.

Soundbite:  House GOP Leader Jim Durkin, Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie

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​The Illinois State Fair offers daily competitive eating competitions.

Soundbite:  Tuesday's competitive eating winner, Ted Hammers of Springfield

*Raw video of Tuesday's corn on the cob eating contest is also available​.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

​Governor signs package of agriculture related bills.

Soundbite:  Governor Bruce Rauner

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​New law lets EMS personnel transport injured police dogs to the vet.

Soundbite:  ISP Trooper and K9 handler Justin Royer, Governor Bruce Rauner

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner signs series of agriculture bills. Audio also includes Il Dept. of Agriculture Director Raymond Poe. Video is also available​.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor Bruce Rauner after ag bill signing.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner signs HB 2661​, allowing EMS personnel to take injured police dogs to vet clinics. Audio also includes ISP Director Leo Schmitz, Rep. Carol Sente, Rep. Nick Sauer and ISP Trooper Justin Royer. Video is also available​

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor Bruce Rauner after police dog bill signing. 

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner attends Agriculture Day breakfast. Audio also includes Orion Samuelson, IL Dept. of Agriculture Raymond Poe, Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and Governor Bruce Rauner. Video is also available​.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

​Employers will soon be able to report and pay unemployment insurance taxes online.

Soundbite:  IDES Spokesperson Bob Gough

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner signs two local consolidation bills. Audio also includes Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, NIU Center for Government Studies' Norman Walzer, Rep. Sam Yinling, Rep. David Olsen, Rep. Tom Cullerton, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor Bruce Rauner at Oak Brook event.

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​Governor signs bill to protect preschool children from expulsion.

Soundbite:  Governor Bruce Rauner, Rep. Juliana Stratton

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner signs bill​ preventing the expulsion of preschoolers. Audio also includes First Lady Diana Rauner, Illinois Action for Children President Maria Whalen, Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development Executive Director Cynthia Tate, Rep. Juliana Stratton, Sen. Kimberly Lightford and Rep. Steve Anderson. Video is also available​.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor Bruce Rauner at Chicago event.

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Weekly Crop Report.
Soundbite:  Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener 

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

​RAW AUDIO:  Official craft beer for Illinois Bicentennial named:  Hand of Fate Brewing Company of Petersburg. Audio includes Illinois Dept. of Agriculture Chief of Staff Grant Hammer, Illinois Bicentennial Executive Director Stuart Layne and Governor Bruce Rauner.  

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​Senate votes to override Governor's amendatory veto of education funding reform bill.

Soundbite:  Sen. Kimberly Lightford, Sen. GOP Leader Bill Brady

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​Governor Bruce Rauner urges lawmakers to accept his changes to education funding bill.

Soundbite:  Governor Bruce Rauner

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​RAW AUDIO:  Illinois State Fair Husband and Hog Calling Contest winners. Audio includes husband callers Lisa McLaughlin of Petersburg (winner), Syrena Hicks of Bellwood (3rd place) and Megan Reese (2nd place) of Pawnee. Also hog callers Mike Williamsen of Jerseyville (3rd place), Chris Karr of Seymour (2nd place) and Andrew Matheny of Georgetown (winner) plus interviews w/winners. Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner discusses education funding. Audio also includes Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Just two days of harness racing left at the Illinois State Fair.

Soundbite:  Announcer Jim Miller

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​RAW AUDIO:  Veterans Day at the Illinois State Fair, Gold Star Family Memorial Service. Audio includes IDVA Director Erica Jeffries, Governor Bruce Rauner, Illinois President of American Gold Star Mothers Denise Williams and IDVA Chief of Staff Renysha Brown Video is also available.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner attends Bud Billiken Breakfast in Chicago. Video is also available​.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

​No shortage of unique and tasty food at the Illinois State Fair.

Soundbite:  Hy-Vee Springfield Chef Kevin Sullivan, Woodstock Pretzel Company's Ted Wolfson

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​RAW AUDIO:  Fun and unique foods at the Illinois State Fair. Audio includes Hy-Vee Chef Kevin Sullivan and Food Truck Mgr. Julia Hunter, Woodstock Pretzel Company's Ted Wolfson and Tiki Treats' Massah Chatton. Video is also available​.

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​RAW TAPE:  Governor Bruce Rauner applauds Google-4H partnership supporting computer science programs. Audio also includes Google Head of Midwest Government Relations and Public Affairs, National 4H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo and Russell Moore. Video is also available​.

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Jim Angel).

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

​The Illinois State Fair is officially underway in Springfield.

Soundbite:  Governor Bruce Rauner

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​RAW AUDIO:  Illinois State Fair Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Audio includes Illinois State Fair Director Raymond Poe, Illinois County Fair Queen Claudia VanOpdorp, State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon and Governor Bruce Rauner. Video is also available​

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​Conservation World at the Illinois State Fair will offer education and activities on saving the monarch butterfly.

Soundbite:  IDNR Director Wayne Rosenthal

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner signs SB 8​, streamlining the state's procurement process. Audio also includes U of I Interim Provost John Wilkin, U of I President Tim Killeen and Sen. Chapin Rose. Video is also available​.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor Bruce Rauner at U of I event.

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New law allows offenders to receive a free copy of their birth certificate upon release.

Soundbite:  Rep. Al Riley, IDOC Chief Counsel Camile Lindsay

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner signs SB 1413, waiving the fee for offenders to get their birth certificate upon release. Audio also includes A Safe Haven founder Neli Vasquez Rowland, David Ikonomopoulos, Rep. LaShawn Ford, Dept. of Corrections Chief Counsel Camile Lindsay and more. Video is also available​

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor Bruce Rauner at Chicago event.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Treasurer Mike Frerichs and Chicago Lighthouse announce partnership to help veterans and the visually impaired. Audio also includes Chicago Lighthouse President and CEO Dr. Janet Szlyk and JetPay CEO Diane Faro.

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​Illinois State Fair unveils the 2017 Butter Cow.

Soundbite:  Midwest Dairy Association's Marla Behrends  

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​RAW AUDIO:  2017 Illinois State Fair Butter Cow unveiled. Audio includes Midwest Dairy Association's Marla Behrends, Illinois County Fair Queen Claudia VonOpdorp, IL Dept. of Agriculture Director Raymond Poe, IL Dept. of Agriculture Spokesperson Rebecca Clark and State Fair Mgr. Kevin Gordon. Video is also available​.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

​New law expands the state's organ and tissue donor registry to include 16 and 17 year olds.

Soundbite:  Governor Bruce Rauner, Secretary of State Jesse White  

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner signs HB 1805​, expanding the state's organ donor registry. Audio also includes University of Chicago Exec. V.P. for Medical Affairs Dean Kenneth Polonsky, University of Chicago Chief of Transplantation Section Dr. John Fung, Secretary of State Jesse White, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network President and CEO Kevin Cmunt, Mid-America Transplant Services V.P. of Community Engagement Kevin Lee, Rep. Dan Brady, Rep. Deb Conroy, and more. Video is also available​.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor Bruce Rauner.

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​New this year at the Illinois State Fair:  Thrillville.

Soundbite:  ISF Mgr. Kevin Gordon

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Monday, August 07, 2017

​New law requires all state employees to take cyber security training each year.

Soundbite:  Governor Bruce Rauner, DoIT Secretary designate Hardik Bhatt

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner signs HB 2371, requiring state employees to take cyber security training. Audio also includes DoIT Secretary designate Hardik Bhatt and DoIT Chief Information Security Officer Kirk Lonbom. Includes on-topic Q & A. Video is also available​.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Q & A w/Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Treasurer's ICash Program finds money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Soundbite:  Treasurer Mike Frerichs

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​Purple Heart recipients recognized for Purple Heart Day.

Soundbite:  IDVA Director Erica Jeffries, Military Order of the Purple Heart Hayes-Kress Chapter #159 Senior Vice Commander Joe Schaler

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​RAW AUDIO:  The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs recognizes Purple Heart Day. Audio includes Military Order of the Purple Heart Hayes-Kress Chapter​ #159 Senior Vice Commander Joe Schaler, Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, Rep. Tim Butler and IDVA Director Erica Jeffries. Video is also available​.

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​Weekly Crop Report.

Soundbite:  Statistician Steve Maliszewski

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