IL Informed

6 EpisodesProduced by State Matters

Poet, activist and researcher Glenance Green and former state legislator/gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss, come together to talk Illinois politics, government and how the heck it all works (or doesn’t) in Springfield. From the games that are played just to let bills see the light of day, to the w… read more

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April 16th, 2019


Episode 5 - We’ve mentioned them a few times: lobbyists. Crusaders for justice or guns for hire? Or both! We talk about what they do, how they do it, …

Partisanship: In Two Acts

April 9th, 2019


Episode 4 - We’re looking at partisanship, but with less yelling pundits and more political science. How is the legislative process different when …


April 2nd, 2019


Episode 3 - Big topic = Big episode. Now that we’ve got a foundation on the legislative process, we’re diving headfirst into Illinois' corruption . We hear about it a lot, but what even is corruption?  Do you just know …

Petty Crossroads

March 26th, 2019


Episode 2 - Now the flip side, how a non-controversial bill becomes a law. It should be simple, but what actually happens when the spotlight is off …

Referendum To Reality

March 19th, 2019


Episode 1 - The beginning. The basics. How a bill becomes a law. But more often than not, that process is anything but basic. We look at the $15 minimum wage increase that passed in February 2019 and the long, winding …

Introducing IL Informed

March 5th, 2019


Meet Daniel and Glenance and find out why Daniel agreed to spill the beans/T on his time in Springfield! 

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