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Wednesday, Oct. 21

STORY: COVID-19 WEDNESDAY UPDATE
COVID-19 metrics are on the rise in Illinois and the governor is once again hosting daily news conferences.
Reporter: Jerry Nowicki
Word Count: 600-900
Photo: Graphics, screenshot
ETA: 4:30 p.m.

STORY: CARES ACT SPENDING
The state of Illinois has spent a little more than half of the $3.5 billion it received through the federal CARES Act. Gov. JB Pritzker today called on Congress to pass another aid package that would include aid for state and local governments as well as small businesses but negotiations in Washington may be stalled until after the election.
Reporter: Peter Hancock
Word count: 600-800 words
Photo: Screenshot
ETA: 5 p.m.


Capitol Cast  

The Capitol News Illinois team discusses a new surge in COVID-19 cases, record level advance voting ahead of the 2020 elections, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus agenda and other major news of the week.

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