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Dan Petrella

Springfield, IL
Springfield Bureau Chief, Lee Enterprises Newspapers
Covers:  public safety, environmental issues, k-12 education, public records, business development, politics, local government, growth, technology

Springfield bureau chief for Lee Enterprises newspapers, covering Illinois government from the Capitol.

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@PetrellaReports — 1,397 followers, 4,075 tweets

Dec 02, 2016

Ex-Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, SIU President Randy Dunn and Dick Wolf of "Law & Order" fame among appointees to IL bicentennial commission

Dec 02, 2016

Thurs.: "This process shows that when all parties are willing to negotiate in good faith, we can find agreement and move our state forward." https://t.co/Gu6jLwyivr

Dec 01, 2016

Workers at Exelon's Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants have gotten an early Christmas present from lawmakers:  http://bit.ly/2gFLj2B 

Dec 01, 2016

Senate President John Cullerton says he'll be meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner and Republican leaders over the weekend on the budget.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first full-time job was covering Riverside, Ill., for a semi-weekly called Suburban Life.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I used to use one all the time in grade school.

How is social media changing news?

It adds to the immediacy of information, which is incredibly powerful, but it also increases the chances of getting things wrong.