Thursday, November 23, 2017

Correction Officers Say IL Prisons are Dangerously Understaffed

Springfield: Roberta Lynch, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 31, is joined by correction officers working in Illinois prisons, who lay out a series of...

Policies Needed to Increase Manufacturing in Illinois and Across America

From the City Club of Chicago: Greg Baise, the CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers' Assn, is joined by the head of the US Manufacturers'...

Illinois Retail Merchants Executive Director, on Killing the Sweetened Beverage Tax

Springfield: Rob Karr, of the Illinois Retail Merchants Assn., tells us how a combination of factors, citizen outrage, and lobbying, came together to counter...

Cook County Commissioners Vote to Repeal Sweetened Beverage Tax.

UPDATE, Weds - Cook County Commissioners voted 15-2, to repeal the Sweetened Beverage tax, to take effect December 1. Chicago, Tuesday -- The Finance Committee...

Tons of Donated Goods Hauled for Free to Hurricane Victims in...

Springfield: The one-two punch of major hurricanes hitting first Texas and then Florida, left thousands without the comforts of everyday life, including food and...

Walgreens Finally Cleared to Buy Nearly 2,000 Rite Aid Stores in...

September 19, 2017 - After two years of trying, Walgreens  has “secured regulatory clearance” to buy 1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.375 billion.  ...

Gov Rauner Talks of His Asian Trip in Search of New...

Chicago, September 18, 2017 --  Gov Rauner said his trip to Asia was very successful, and that he had a number of great conversations...

Expanding Illinois’ Corn Exports, and Limiting Federal Regulations

From Decatur: With agriculture being the largest industry in the state, with Illinois being one of the leading corn producers in the nation, we...

New Laws to Aid the Growth of Illinois’ Farmers Markets

From Springfield: Recently, Gov Rauner signed into law two bills that relax regulations on those selling items at farmers markets. We hear what these...

Protecting American Consumers from Tainted Alcohol

With stories out of Mexico of late, of tourists being poisoned by resorts serving homemade alcohol, we talk with Bob Myers of the Association...