Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Does Illinois’ Tax System Add to Its Financial Crisis?

From Chicago:   We talk one-on-one with Carol Portman, President of the Taxpayers Federation of Illinois, as she gives an analysis of the taxes...

A Perception Gap, not a Skills Gap, may be Manufacturing’s Biggest...

by Katherine Hyunjung Lee, Medill News Service WASHINGTON – President Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative may have disbanded, but the administration, companies and research agree on one...

Coal Industry Opposition to Stream Protection Rule

Phil Gonet, President of the Illinois Coal Association, is joined by members of the coal industry and state representatives as they express their opposition...

Restaurant Assn CEO, Sam Toia, on Legislation Impacting IL Restaurants

From the State Capitol:  Sam Toia tells us about what bills the Illinois Restaurant Assn, is supporting and opposed to, and why.  He also...

Pipefitters Retro-Fit the Whiting, Ind Refinery to Use Oil from Canadian...

From Chicago, We talk one on one with Jim Buchanan, Business manager for Pipefitters Local 597. We hear how an upgrade to the...

Chicago’s New Entrepreneurs and Growing Tech Industry

From the City Club of Chicago: Howard Tullman, the CEO of the 1871 the incubator for high tech firms, moderates a panel discussion, on...

From St. Louis: President Trump holds a Roundtable Discussion on...

St Louis ( March 14, 2018) At a Boeing plant, President Trump announce the government is looking to buy more fighter jets, and noted in...

Truckers, Fuel Taxes and Transportation Funding

From the State Capitol - As some in Illinois government now argue we need to increase the taxes on fuel, Don...

Establishing IL Healthcare Exchanges

from Springfield, we talk with Jennifer Creasy, a policy analyst with AARP, about the beginning of the State's Healthcare Exchanges, that are part of...

Gov Rauner Launches an Opioids Prevention Task Force

From Chicago: Gov Rauner is joined by doctors, healthcare providers, and a former addict, as he signs an Executive Order to launch an Opioid...