Mike Smith Mike Smith is the graduate Public Affairs Reporting intern for the spring 2020 legisltive session. IHSA Summer Sports Guidelines Released, Future Of Team Sports Uncertain By Mike Smith • Jun 16, 2020 An Illinois high school sports coach has mixed feelings about the state’s new guidelines on high school athletics. Legionnaires’ Disease Could Breed En Masse During Pandemic By Mike Smith • May 18, 2020 A health advocacy group said a type of water-borne disease may be spreading at Illinois’ unoccupied workplaces. In Illinois, Legionnaires' Disease More Prevalent Than Coronavirus By Mike Smith • Mar 3, 2020 With a fourth case of COVID-19 announced in Illinois Monday, coronavirus continues to dominate headlines. But experts say there’s another, more common disease that ought to be getting more attention. Former Watchdog Says Lawmakers 'Squashed' Report Of 'Serious Wrongdoing' By Mike Smith • Feb 7, 2020 As Illinois lawmakers consider whether to change ethics laws after recent scandals, former legislative inspector general Julie Porter is urging them to start with themselves. Illinois Lawmakers Want To Limit Corporate Tax Breaks By Mike Smith • Jan 29, 2020 A pair of Illinois lawmakers are taking on the practice of offering tax breaks to lure companies from other states.