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State Week: Bailey gets financial boost, but is it too late?

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

Darren Bailey has had an eventful few days. He received a $1 million contribution to his campaign from conservative businessman Richard Uihlein, who gave heavily to Bailey in the Republic primary. If Uihlein is fully in, Bailey will have the ability to get his message out to more voters. But a new poll also shows Bailey and other GOP candidates running statewide way behind their Democratic opponents. We talk about it and contests for the Illinois Supreme Court.

Our panel includes host Sean Crawford, Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and Mike Miletich of Gray TV.

Hannah covers state government and politics for Capitol News Illinois. She's been dedicated to the statehouse beat since interning at NPR Illinois in 2014, with subsequent stops at WILL-AM/FM, Law360, Capitol Fax and The Daily Line before returning to NPR Illinois in 2020 and moving to CNI in 2023.
The former director of the Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) graduate program is Professor Charles N. Wheeler III, a veteran newsman who came to the University of Illinois at Springfield following a 24-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times.