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Taylor Pensoneau - Obama in Illinois

Taylor Pensoneau covered the Illinois Statehouse beat for the St. Louis Post Dispatch from Oct. 1965 through Jan. 1978, reporting on the Richard Ogilvie, Dan Walker, and Jim Thompson gubernatorial administrations. Following this, he worked for several years as a lobbyist at the Illinois Coal Association, and while there began a third career, writing books on Illinois' political and criminal history. Pensoneau reflects on Barack Obama’s time in Illinois from journalist’s perspective.

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Obama and Blagojevich

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Coverage of 2008 Democratic Primary

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