Illinois Bicentennial: Covering Illinois Issues & Personalities in Washington

From the National Press Club in Washington DC, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, discuss some of the major issues and personalities they’ve covered in Washington over the years. As this was recorded, US Rep Luis Gutierrez (D) had just recently announced he was not running again for reelection to the House. We hear their comments on that development as well.

Tales of Illinois’ Policies and Personalities in Washington

This program was organized as part of the Illinois Bicentennial celebration [1818 – 2018] by the Illinois State Society, which began in the 1850s, and has acted as a bridge to Illinois issues and individuals in the nation’s capital for over 160 years.

The moderator of the program is Ellen Shearer of the Medill School of Journalism’s Washington Bureau