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Friday, Feb. 28

STORY: CAPITOL RECAP
The weekly roundup of state government news covered by Capitol News Illinois.
Reporters: Capitol News Illinois staff
Photos: Yes
ETA: SENT (File always updated and available on this site as well)

 

STORY: VAPING TOXIC WASTE
The Illinois EPA is working on ways to educate the public about the proper ways of disposing e-cigarettes in order to prevent them from becoming toxic waste.
Reporter: Ben Orner
Word Count: 900-1100
Photo: Yes
ETA: SENT

 

STORY: CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
Gov. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined local and state public health officials today to outline the state's response plan to the spreading coronavirus, COVID-19.
Reporter: Peter Hancock
Word Count: 500-600
Photo: Yes
ETA: SENT

 

STORY: NEW AG DIRECTOR
Gov. JB Pritzker announces he will appoint former state Rep. Jerry Costello II as Illinois' new director of agriculture.
Reporter: Ben Orner
Word Count: 300-500
Photo: Yes
ETA: SENT

 

CAPITOL CAST PODCAST: WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP
Coronavirus response; Budget requests; K-12 sex education; Crop production
Reporters: Peter Hancock; Jerry Nowicki; Rebecca Anzel & Ben Orner
Length: 15-20 minutes
ETA: SENT

NOTE: There is no commentary from Jim Nowlan planned this week.


NEW TODAY: Capitol Cast    

Listen to the latest Capitol News Illinois podcast. Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot explain the state's response plan for the spreading coronavirus outbreak, dubbed COVID-19. Plus, the Capitol News Illinois team talks about some of the big Statehouse news of the past week.


 

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