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Friday, Sept. 18

STORY: COVID-19 FRIDAY UPDATE
Mitigations are rolled back in Will and Kankakee counties, plus other news of the latest COVID-19 numbers, related trends and comments from the governor at unrelated news conferences.
Reporter: Jerry Nowicki
Word Count: 300-500
Images: Graphics, Screenshot
ETA: SENT

PODCAST: MADIGAN PROBE NEXT STEPS
Rep. Tom Demmer, the ranking Republican on the House Special Investigating Committee, talks about where the process goes next, now that US Attorney John Lausch has given the panel a green light to move ahead with its probe of Speaker Michael Madigan's role in the ComEd bribery case. Plus, a roundtable discussion of the 2020 Census and other news of the week.
Length: 15-20 minutes
ETA: SENT

STORY: CENSUS UPDATE
Uncertainty surrounds the 2020 census count as states and advocacy groups duel the federal government in court to extend the Sept. 30 deadline to its original end-date after the Trump administration shortened it a full month.
Reporter: Raymon Troncoso
Word count: 300-500 words
Photo: Pritzker file
ETA: SENT

CAPITOL RECAP
Shortened versions from our stories for the week in one document.
Word Count: 3,500
ETA: SENT

No JIM NOWLAN COLUMN


NEW: Capitol Cast  

The U.S. Attorney's office has given the Special Investigating Committee a green light to pursue its probe into Speaker Michael Madigan's role in the ComEd bribery case. Rep. Tom Demmer, the ranking Republican on the panel, discusses what's next. Plus, a roundtable discussion of the 2020 Census and the state of the coronavirus pandemic.

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