Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Restoring the Public Duty Rule, to Protect Fire Fighters, Policemen and...

Brad Cole of the IL Municipal League and Pat Devaney, representing Fire Fighters, discuss the need to restore the legal protections of the "Public...

Illinois House Members Debate SB-1, the bill to increase Minimum Wage...

House Chamber, February 14, 2019 - As the House sponsor, Rep Will Guzzardi sponsors SB-1, the bill to increase the minimum...

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 minimum wage rise to $15/hour, and brought in several...

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...

JB Prtizker Offers His Reaction to the Janus v AFSCME Supreme...

While in Springfield on the morning of the Janus decision, Democratic candidate for Governor, JB Pritzker, shares with reporters his reaction to the decision...

Update on High Speed Rail, Minority Hiring for Project.

State Senator Andy Manar gives an update on the progress of the state creating a high speed rail from Chicago to St. Louis. Sen....

US Supreme Court Rules IN FAVOR of Janus in Historic Union...

Washington, June 27, 2018 - In a historic 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled today that government workers cannot be forced to join...

Illinois Business Leaders on the Need to Reform Workers Comp

IL Manufacturers Assn CEO, Greg Baise, Rob Karr of the Retail Merchants Assn, and Todd Maisch of the State Chamber, talk about the problems...

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...

AFSCME Rallies in the Capitol Against the Governor

State Capitol: State Comptroller Susana Mendoza (D) joins members of AFSCME who rallied against the policies of Gov Rauner, who they claim is unfair...

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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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