Sunday, December 11, 2016

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...

Illinois Manufacturing CEO, Greg Baise, on the Policies Hurting Illinois Manufacturing...

From the City Club of Chicago:  Greg Baise, CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers Association, talks about the impact on the Illinois business community, workers,...

Encouraging Work and Savings in Communities of Color

From the Union League Club of Chicago:  We hear a panel discussion, on how to help grow the savings and incomes within communities of...

Factors in the Federal Reserve Setting Interest Rates to Spur Sustainable...

From Chicago: We talk with David Altig, Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, about how the Federal Reserve uses the...

Saving Illinois’ Coal Industry & Its Jobs

From the State Capitol:  Rep John Bradley, is joined by a bipartisan group of downstate lawmakers, to reinforce the need to support the Illinois...

Effort to Amend the Constitution to Allow for Higher Taxes on...

Rep Christian Mitchell (D) testifies in favor of a proposed Constitutional Amendment, that could appear on the November ballot. If approved by the voters,...

Extending the Tax Credit for Historic Restoration

Mayor Larry Morrissey of Rockford, tells us of the importance to extend a tax credit that helps towns like, Rockford, Peoria, and East...

Rep Dwight Kay (R) on State Spending, IL’s Business Future

STATE CAPITOL: Following a House debate on a spending bill, that Republicans said was an empty promise with no revenue to pay for the spending,...

The Call for Tort Reform to Aid Economic Development

Lawmakers and members of an advocacy group, talk about why they think Illinois needs to engage in stopping the overuse of lawsuits. Among...

The Future of Social Services in Illinois

With the state's historic budget standoff continuing to keep state funds from social service agencies, we hear three nonprofit leaders describe the nearing collapse...

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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...

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