Friday, July 28, 2017

Treasurer Mike Frerichs, on Ensuring Life Insurers Pay Insured Benefits

Springfield: State Treasurer Mike Frerichs urges Gov Rauner to sign the bill that would require life insurance companies to review their policy holders over...

Illinois Business Leaders: This is the Worst Legislative Session for Business...

From the State Capitol: Executives from business associations give their assessment of the 2017 legislative session, and tell reporters why they think this was...

Illinois Retail Merchants Association on the Minimum Wage Bill, and “Right...

From the State Capitol:  We talk with Tanya Dawood, the Vice President and General Counsel for the Illinois Retail Merchants Association on the House...

Funding Mass Transit in Chicago’s Metropolitan Area

From the State Capitol:  We talk with fmr Senator Kirk Dillard, who now heads the regional transportation agency, responsible for mass transit in Chicago...

AT&T Testimony on Getting Out of “Copper Wire” Technology

From the State Capitol:  We hear testimony from the President of AT&T of Illinois, on the need to have regulations on the old land-line...

House Judiciary Hearing on Licensing and Regulating Small Retail Gun Stores

From the State Capitol: House members hear testimony on legislation that would place new controls on those who operate gun stores.  We hear why...

Encouraging the Use of Medical Marijuana in Lieu of Opiates

From the State Capitol:  We hear about the impact of those who have been prescribed opioids to treat pain, and other symptoms of a...

Illinois Builders Object to Proposed Tax on Their Services

From the State Capitol:  Illinois Home Builders tell reporters why a proposed tax on their services, that is included in the "Grand Bargain" budget...

The Explosive Growth of Illinois’ Wine Industry and Economic Impact

We talk with Cynthia Fleischli, Executive Director of the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners' Association.  Over the last 15 years, the Illinois wine industry...

Parents Fighting PANDAS, a Disorder Most of Us Have Never Heard...

From the State Capitol:   We talk with mothers whose children were stricken with a disorder known by the acronym PANDAS, which affects the...