Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul On His First 100 Days In Office

Kwame Raoul April 2019
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined the Morning Shift on Wednesday. Jason Marck / WBEZ
Kwame Raoul April 2019
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined the Morning Shift on Wednesday. Jason Marck / WBEZ

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul On His First 100 Days In Office

Wednesday marks 100 days since Democrat Kwame Raoul took office as Illinois’ 42nd attorney general, winning a seat held by Lisa Madigan for 16 years until she decided to step down.

Raoul is a former prosecutor who served as an Illinois state senator in the 13th district for 14 years.

He defeated Republican challenger Erika Harold by double digits in November after campaigning on promises of increased transparency, criminal justice reform and holding the Trump administration accountable.

Morning Shift talks to Raoul about his biggest priorities in office and how he plans to “serve on the front lines” against President Trump’s immigration, healthcare and environmental policies.

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