Friday, March 24, 2017
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Dr Brent Clark, on Funding Illinois Schools, and the Future of Education

From Springfield, we talk to Dr. Brent Clark, the executive director of the Illinois Association of School administrators, and get his thoughts on how the lack of a state budget, reforming the state's funding...
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Impact of Budget Stalemate on Illinois Higher Education

From Macomb:  We talk one-on-on with Dr Jack Thomas, President of Western Illinois University.   Dr Thomas has served as President of WIU for six years, and shares with us the economic impact of...
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Sen Dan Biss (D) Announces He’s Running for Governor

In a LIVE Facebook video on March 20, Sen Dan Biss (D) announced he is...
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Battle Over Raising Illinois’ Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

From the State Capitol: Rep Mary Flowers (D) defended her proposal to have the Illinois...
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President Trump and Chancellor Merkel Hold a Joint Press Conference on Trade and International Security

From the White House:  During a joint press conference, President Trump and German Chancellor Angela...

ISBE Adopts Its “Every Student Succeeds” Plan to Qualify for Federal Education Funding

SPRINGFIELD – On Wednesday, the Illinois State Board of Education’s adopted a new plan that the...
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Congressman Rodney Davis (R): Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Immigration

From Springfield:  We catch up with Congressman Rodney Davis, and get his positions on the...
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Gov Rauner comments on Budget, State-worker Pay & “Grand Bargain”

Springfield:  Following an address on rural issues, Gov Rauner held a brief media availability. The governor...

Battle Lines Being Drawn Over the Legality of Paying State Workers Without an Approved State Budget

Springfield:  The last full budget passed by the Legislature expired June 30, 2015.  The last...
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Sen Andy Manar (D) on Failed “Grand Bargain” Vote & Education Funding

From the State Capitol:  We talk with Sen Andy Manar, on the failure to pass...

Congressman Peter Roskam (R) on Re-Writing the Nation’s Tax Code, and Replacing Obamacare

From the City Club of Chicago:   Congressman Peter Roskam, who serves on the House...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...