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Mission: To hold government accountable through objective, balanced, citizen-focused public journalism with a taxpayer sensibility. Our work allows all readers to understand the impact and importance of governmental issues in their own back yard.

The Center Square was launched to fulfill the need for high-quality statehouse and statewide news across the United States.

The focus of our work is state- and local-level government and economic reporting. A taxpayer sensibility distinguishes our work from other coverage of state and local issues. As a result of this approach, our readers are better informed about the focus of state and local government and its cost to the citizens whose tax dollars fund governmental decisions.

The Center Square is staffed by editors and reporters with extensive professional journalism experience. We engage readers with essential news, data and analysis – delivered with velocity, frequency and consistency.

We distribute our journalism through three main channels at no cost to our partners or readers: a newswire service to legacy publishers and broadcasters, TheCenterSquare.com, and social media.

  • Focused on state-level government, legislation, waste, fraud, and abuse with short, quickly moving daily dispatches
  • We are currently in 18 states:
    Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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Illinois Radio Network is the preeminent news and information source for radio stations across the state. For more than 30 years, IRN has consistently provided statehouse and statewide news to local broadcast outlets.

Illinois Radio Network is the news, sports and information service created specifically with radio in mind, providing indispensable content to affiliates across the state. IRN coverage is contemporary and contextual, designed for a statewide audience that is passionate about Illinois. Our journalists are accurate and ethical, providing uncommon insight into the state’s most relevant stories. Partners value IRN because our approach to news is thoughtful, complete and resonates with affiliate audiences.

IRN’s partnerships provide a unique platform to reach Illinoisans from small farm towns to large metro areas. Serving millions of listeners continuously since 1988, IRN is fiercely independent, and owned and operated in Illinois.

  • 74 affiliate radio stations
  • Covers all 102 counties in Illinois