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July 2020

INBA Podcast - WBBM's Jennifer Keiper

Jennifer Keiper is an anchor and reporter at WBBM Newsradio, and she has also reported and anchored news at WLS Radio in Chicago and was Fox News Radio's first Midwest Correspondent. She has been a journalist for many years and has won AP and other journalism awards. Jennifer was interviewed outside Prudential Plaza in downtown Chicago by Margaret Larkin (wearing a mask and social distancing). Hear Margaret's conversation with Jennifer on the INBA Soundcloud page.  

INBA Rescinds Hastert Honor

   The Illinois News Broadcasters Association is rescinding the Illinoisan of the Year honor presented to former Speaker of the US House Dennis Hastert in 1999.   At the time, Hastert was serving as Speaker, and had represented Illinois’ 14th Congressional District since 1987. He retired from Congress in 2007. In 2015, he was indicted for numerous financial crimes related to repeated instances of child molestation, from the time that he was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School.  He plead guilty and served 13 months in prison.