Reflections On Journalism At The Statehouse

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This week in our look at stories from around the state…we have a story from the state capital. Few people have been following Illinois state government as long as Charlie Wheeler. From more than 20 years at the Chicago Sun-Times and nearly 30 more heading the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois Springfield, Charlie has seen the heyday and gradual decline of Statehouse news coverage. Illinois Public Radio’s Brian Mackey talked with Charlie as he prepared to step away from the Public Affairs Reporting Program