Sam Dunklau Sam is a Public Affairs Reporting intern for spring 2018, working out the NPR Illinois Statehouse bureau. For Illinois Roads, Needs Are Growing. Funding Isn't. By Sam Dunklau • Jul 16, 2018 Experts say billions in a multi-year plan won't go far enough to address infrastructure repairs and upkeep. Illinois Lawmakers Urge Redistricting Re-Do Ahead of Midterm Election By Sam Dunklau • Apr 19, 2018 As the midterm election draws near, some state lawmakers want to change the way Illinois’ political districts are drawn. They want to do that by giving voters a chance to change the constitution. Listen Listening... / Listen to a summary of the story.