State Week: Obama In Springfield

President Barack Obama returned to Springfield to address the Illinois General Assembly this week. He's renewing the central argument of his first campaign for president: that most Americans want a less bitter, less divisive form of politics. Did his message resonate with Illinois lawmakers? Why did he call out Rep. Ken Dunkin? And who doesn't like horseshoes?

Monique Garcia of the Chicago Tribune joins Sean Crawford, Amanda Vinicky, Brian Mackey and Charlie Wheeler to talk about that and more.

Bonus horseshoe coverage:

The Good: "Obama doesn't like horseshoes?"
(The State Journal-Register, Feb. 10, 2016)

The Bad: "Springfield's Horseshoe Sandwiches Deliver a Kick in the Gut"
(The Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2010)

The Ugly: "How to make Illinois' favorite sandwich. (Just don't offer it to Obama.)"
(The Washington Post, Feb. 12, 2016)

The Ironic: "Local eateries create the Obama horseshoe"
(The State Journal-Register, Jan. 21, 2009)

Credit Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS