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Midwest Week: June 12, 2021

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Illinois General Assembly budget and congressional maps

On Midwest Week, during its spring session, the Illinois General Assembly approved a new budget and new legislative and congressional maps.

Herb Trix's guest is Hannah Meisel, statehouse editor for NPR Illinois in Springfield.

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.