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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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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

​Illinois Community College Board announces agreement to let students take advantage of career and technical classes at in-district rates no matter where they live.

Soundbite:  ICCB Spokesperson Matt Berry

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner attends a meeting of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force. Video​ is also available.

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​State pilot program working to get more computers into the hands of Illinois students.

Soundbite:  Computer Banc Exec. Director David Fowler, Governor Bruce Rauner

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner discusses improving Illinois' digital literacy by repurposing old government computers for students. Audio also includes Computer Banc Exec. Director David Fowler, Rep. Sara Wojcicki, Wolf Ridge Elementary Principal Stephanie Cann and CMS Director Mike Hoffman. Video​ is also available.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

​Governor announces new state cybersecurity plan.

Soundbite:  Governor Bruce Rauner, DoIT Cheif Information Security Officer Kirk Lonbom

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​House votes down legislation​ making former President Barack Obama's birthday an official state holiday.

Soundbite:  Rep. Sonya Harper, Rep. Steve Anderson

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner and DoIT unveil cybersecurity strategy to protect services and information. Audio includes DoIT Secretary Designate Hardik Bhatt, DoIT Chief Information Security Officer Kirk Lonbom, Adjutant General Major General Richard Hayes, Rep. Mike Fortner and Rep. Jamie Andrade. Video is also available.

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

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​Tresurer Mike Frerichs' Office holds online unclaimed property auction.

Soundbite:  Deputy Treasurer Jay Rowell

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Monday, March 20, 2017

RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner attends the Governor's Conference on Travel and Tourism in Springfield. Audio also includes Illinois Tourism Director Cory Jobe. Video is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor visits Atlas Tool & Die Works in Lisle, IL. Audio also includes Atlas Chief Alignment Officer Zach Mottl. Video​ is also available.

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

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​RAW AUDIO:  State Comptroller Susana Mendoza speaks at the City Club of Chicago.

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​This is National Kidney Month and an expert at the U of I Extension has some tips for preventing kidney stones.

Soundbite:  U of I Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator Lisa Peterson

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Friday, March 17, 2017

​State's bill backlog hits all-time high of $12.8 billion.

Soundbite:  State Comptroller Susana Mendoza

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​Legislation aims to curb veteran suicide rates.

Soundbite:  Rep. Dave Severin

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​U of I Extension​ expert says now is the time to start thinking about lawn care.

Soundbite:  U of I County Extension Director John Fulton

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Stations:  Two new PSA's are available, one in English and one in Spanish from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.​ Download these spots and others from our PSA page.

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Jim Angel).

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

​U of I proposes new funding bill and financial aid to help keep students at in-state colleges.

Soundbite:  U of I President Tim Killeen, Rep. Mike Zalewski 

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​Metro unemployment rose in January over one year ago levels.

Soundbite:  IDES Spokesperson Bob Gough

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​Illinois Lottery launches new MS Project instant game.

Soundbite:  IDPH Director Dr. Nirav Shah, Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti

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​RAW AUDIO:  Illinois Lottery launches new MS tickets. Audio includes Illinois Lottery Director Greg Smith, Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, IDPH Director Dr. Nirav Shah and more. Video​ is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  U of I discusses the proposed Invest in Illinoisans program. Audio includes U of I President Tim Killeen, UIS Senior Nathan Hoffman, UIS Senior Eli Cook, Sen. Bill Cunningham, Rep. Mike Zalewski, Rep. Bob Pritchard, Sen. Scott Bennett, Rep. Carol Ammons and Sen. Mike Hastings.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

​Attorney General Lisa Madigan's Office fielded more than 4,700 concerns about public access last year.

Soundbite:  Attorney General Spokesperson Maura Possley

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​Bill makes it easier for transgender Illinoisans to update their birth certificate.

Soundbite:  Maya Zimmerman, Rep. Greg Harris

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​There's a renewed effort at the Illinois Capitol to to pass automatic voter registration legislation.

Soundbite:  Sen. Andy Manar, Rep. Mike Fortner

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​RAW AUDIO:  Renewed effort to pass automatic voter registration. Audio includes Asian American Advancing Justice Legal Director Andy Kang,​ Sen. Andy Manar, Rep. Mike Fortner, Rep. Robyn Gabel and Chicago Votes organizer Camille Williams.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Greg Harris, Rep. Kelly Cassidy and more discuss birth certificate modernization bill​.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

​RAW AUDIO:  Sen. Michael Connelly and Sen. Jil Tracy introduce pension bills.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Mark Batnick holds press conference on property taxes.

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​Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approves new overtime policy for the state's Home Services Program.

Soundbite:  DHS Secretary James Dimas

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Monday, March 13, 2017

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner attends Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System conference in Springfield. Video​ is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  IDHS Secretary James Dimas discusses overtime policy for the Home Services Program, which will be considered by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules tomorrow.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner discusses changes to get Illinois back on track in Quincy. Video​ is also available.

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

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​Lawmaker, advocates push for $15 minimum wage.

Soundbite:  Rep. Will Guzzardi

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RAW AUDIO:  Lawmaker and advocates push for $15 minimum wage; "$15 for Illinois Future." Audio includes Michelle Lewis, Rep. Will Guzzardi and Ashley Mesch.

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​Human trafficking awareness campaign.

Soundbite:  DCFS Director George Sheldon

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​RAW AUDIO:  Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti kicks off public awareness campaign against human trafficking. Audio also includes Deputy Governor Leslie Munger, ISP Director Leo Schmitz, DCFS Director George Sheldon and Polaris National Hotlines Director Caroline Diemar. Video​ is also available.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

IDOT announces weekend/St. Patrick's Day enforcement efforts.

Soundbite:  IDOT Spokesperson Kelsea Gurski

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​Governor signs comprehensive criminal justice law.

Soundbite:  Governor Bruce Rauner, Rep. Jehan-Gordon Booth

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner signs Neighborhood Safety Act. Audio also includes IL Criminal Justice Information Authority Exec. Director John Maki, Lisa Daniels, Alliance for Safety and Justice Exec. Director Lenore Anderson, Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth and Sen. Kwame Raoul. Video​ is also available.

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

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner appears on WBEZ radio. Video​ is also available.

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​House passes bill​ letting 16 and 17 year olds sign up to be organ donors.

Soundbite:  Rep. Deb Conroy

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​Weekly Weather Summary (State Climatologist Jim Angel).

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

​RAW AUDIO:  Sen. Dave Syverson and Sen. Jason Barickman discuss the state budget.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Senate Democrats discuss hearings with state agency heads on possible cuts to help balance the budget. Audio includes Sen. Kimberly Lightford, Sen. Mike Hastings, Sen. Linda Holmes, Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Sen. Andy Manar and Sen. Heather Steans.​

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​GOP Springfield area lawmakers push legislation to make sure state employees continue to be paid in the absence of a state budget.

Soundbite:  Rep. Avery Bourne, Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Avery Bourne​ discusses state worker pay legislation. Audio also includes Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez.

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​House lawmakers approve bill​ designating dogs and cats from shelters as the official state pet of Illinois.

Soundbite:  Rep. Sara Wojiciki Jimenez

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​RAW AUDIO:  Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti asks lawmakers to join in the fight against childhood hunger. Video​ is also available.

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​January unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5.7% in January.

Soundbite:  IDES Spokesperson Bob Gough

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​Governor announces plans to step up the fight against hate crimes in Illinois.

Soundbite:  Governor Bruce Rauner

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​This was the 5th warmest winter on record in Illinois.

Soundbite:  State Climatologist Jim Angel

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner announces steps to combat anti-Semitism​ and strengthen hate crime laws at Illinois Holocaust Museum dinner in Chicago. Video​ is also available.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner meets with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. Video​ is also available.

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​It's Chicago Cubs Day at the Illinois Capitol.

Soundbite:  Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, Rep. Chris Welch, nat sound

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​RAW AUDIO:  Lawmakers celebrate Chicago Cubs World Series win. Audio includes Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Rep. Michael McAuliffe, Rep. Babara Flynn Currie, Rep. Tom Demmer, Rep. Camie Lilly, Rep. Tim Butler, Rep. Chris Welch, Rep. Patti Bellock, Rep. Mike Zalewski, Rep. Steven Reick, Rep. Chapa LaVia, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Rep. Will Davis, Rep. Nick Sauer, Rep. Tom Bennett, Rep. David Harris and Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. Plus "Go Cubs Go" sing-a-long.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner joins Cubs owner Tom Ricketts for Facebook Live​ event.

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​RAW AUDIO:  Rep. Will Guzzardi proposes legislation​ to close corporate loopholes. 

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​RAW AUDIO:  Governor Bruce Rauner addresses the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs Economic Development Conference in Springfield. Audio begins with WIU President Jack Thomas and Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti. Video​ is also available.

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

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​Attorney General Lisa Madigan's Office collected nearly $1 billion in state revenue last year.

Soundbite:  Attorney General Lisa Madigan

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