Friday, Aug. 14
STORY: COVID-19 FRIDAY UPDATE
Illinois reported 2,264 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 25 virus-relate deaths. There are now 14 counties listed at the warning level for a resurgence.
Reporter: Peter Hancock
Word Count: 450
STORY & PODCAST: PERSPECTIVES ON PROGRESS: JORDAN POWELL
Nationally, data shows large disparities between how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Black and Latino communities. With excerpts from a conversation with IPHCA President Jordan Powell, a look at the data in Illinois, whether the same disparities exist and what can be done to mitigate them.
Reporter: Raymon Troncoso
Word Count: 400-600
Photo: Yes/PoP Logo & Mug
Story and Podcast ETA: 5:30 p.m.
STORY: CAPITOL RECAP
The weekly roundup of state government news covered by Capitol News Illinois.
Reporters: Capitol News Illinois staff
Editor's Note: There will not be a Jim Nowlan commentary piece sent today.
Listen to the latest Capitol News Illinois podcast. A rebellion within House Democrats is threatening House Speaker Michael Madigan’s grip on power. Schools are preparing to reopen amid a pandemic that seemingly won’t go away. And Capitol News Illinois is taking on a new project with a new reporter.
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