Dave McKinney covers Illinois government and politics for WBEZ. Previously, he worked for two years in the Chicago bureau of Reuters, and before that was the longtime statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. Of late, McKinney has been reporting on the state’s handling of three successive Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. While in Springfield between 1995 and 2014, he covered the rise of Barack Obama, the corruption of former Governor George Ryan and impeachment of former Governor Rod Blagojevich.
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