Mark Maxwell on Muck Rack

Mark Maxwell

Chicago, IL
Capitol Bureau Chief — WCIA-TV (Champaign, IL)

Capitol Bureau Chief for @WCIA3. Host of @CapConnectIL. You can also catch me on WTVO (@MyStateline), @WMBDNews and @Local4NewsWHBF. Email:

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Mark anchors the news desk for WHDT World News from the satellite NexVision studios in Chicago. WHDT airs in Boston, Massachusetts, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Naples, Florida.

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@WCIA3Mark — 3,026 followers, 9,131 tweets

.@GovRauner’s office looks at the silver lining: “Illinois grew more jobs last year than it did the year before. That’s good news, but we can do better. We will continue to push to reduce taxes and cut regulatory red tape to improve our jobs climate.” 
”...create more good-paying jobs and grow Illinois' economy.”
From @ILGOP: “Mike Madigan's 32% is tax hike is a jobs killer - plain and simple. And Democrats like @JBPritzker continue to choose Madigan's tax hikes and his broken status quo. Now more than ever, we need @GovRauner's reforms to lower taxes and cut red tape so we can... (cont.) 
We’re starting to see policy specifics emerge on a proposed progressive income tax structure. @BobDaiber laid out his plan with a cap at 6% for millionaires. @TioHardiman’s top rate is much higher. Still nothing specific from @DanielBiss or @JBPritzker. 
"...plummeted to 0.07 percent. That means 86 percent of Illinois’ 2017 jobs growth happened before state lawmakers passed the state income-tax hike in July."
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I delivered newspapers at age 8. You could say I've delivered news for two decades. But my first two 'jobs' were unpaid internships.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, my mom taught an advanced typing class in the 90s, and I would play with a typewriter they had in the class.

How is social media changing news?

It amplifies political biases, rewards instant reactions, hijacks producers lives, yet brings far more viewers to the conversation.