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Friday, July 1

STORY: RIVER ACCESS
Two Illinois Supreme Court justices are urging the General Assembly to change the definition of "navigable rivers" to include recreational activities. The opinion stems from ruling that allows some landowners along small rivers to block other people from canoeing across their property.
Reporter: Peter Hancock
Word count: 700-800 words
Photo: stock/file
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STORY/PODCAST: PRITZKER INTERVIEW
A look at election night speeches and an interview with Gov. JB Pritzker.
Reporter: Jerry Nowicki
Length: 25-30 minutes
Word Count: 700-1,000
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Illinois' political map has shifted dramatically in the 21st century with Democrats now dominating large cities and the suburbs, and Republicans holding small towns and rural areas. Two researchers at Southern Illinois University, John Jackson and John Foster, discuss that trend and the new paper they have just published. (Read the whole paper at news.siu.edu/2022/06/061522-Lat…context-for-22.php)

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