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217 Today: Incumbent Democrat Kwame Raoul faces Republican challenger Tom DeVore in IL Attorney General race

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger is endorsing Democrats in several major races across the country.
  • The head of a major business lobbying group in Illinois says the Workers’ Rights Amendment is a political ploy by Democrats to get the unions to vote on election day.
  • Organizations and events that support the LGBTQ community in Illinois have been targets of hatred and harassment.
  • According to the Illinois Association of Superintendents, 90 percent of schools in our state are experiencing staff shortages. Three area superintendents say it’s a problem for their districts as well. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a closer look at the race for Illinois Attorney General, where incumbent Democrat Kwame Raoul faces Republican challenger Tom DeVore.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Eric Stock, Luis Velazquez, Reginald Hardwick and Shannon Heffernan.

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Brian Moline

Brian Moline is the Managing Editor of Illinois Newsroom and host of Morning Edition for Illinois Public Media/WILL. He's been with WILL since 2015, after a long stint at WDWS-AM in Champaign where he covered both news and sports for more than a decade. If you have story or interview ideas, you can reach Brian at bmoline@illinois.edu.

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