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Illinois Primary Preview

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On Midwest Week, while the Iowa Caucuses are getting most of our attention, Illinois is preparing for its primary election that's just two months away.

Herb Trix's guest is Brian Mackey, statehouse reporter in Springfield for Illinois Public Radio.

You can also hear Midwest Week Fridays on WVIK at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.