Mary’s Bio

Mary Hansen, Political Reporter

Mary reports on the many ways politics affects communities across Illinois. She graduated from the Public Affairs Reporting program at the University of Illinois Springfield, where she spent a legislative session covering statehouse news for The Daily Herald. Previously, Mary reported for The State Journal-Register, covering city government. She received her BA in International Studies from American University.

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