Saturday, June 6, 2020

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...

Illinois’ Connection to the Founding of Farm Aid

On the 30th Anniversary of Farm Aid, Speaker Joe Alexander tells the story of how Farm Aid began in Illinois, with a series of...

Criticism of President Obama’s Coal Reduction Policy

We talk to Phil Gonet, President of the Illinois Coal Association, about the effects of President Obama's intended coal reduction policy on the state's...

Illinois Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes and the Economy

Carol Portman, President of the Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois, addresses members of the State Universities Annuitants Association with a presentation titled Illinois Illustrated: A...

Howard Tullman, CEO of the Business Incubator, “1871” on 10 Trends...

From the City Club of Chicago: Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871,  a Chicago firm specializing in digital startups, addresses an audience at the City...

Gov. Rauner’s Workers Comp. Reform Hearing

We attend a committee hearing on Governor Rauner's workers' compensation reform bill. Thought the bill wasn't passed, it will continue to be an integral...

Push to Expand the Use and Export of Illinois Coal

a bipartisan group of Illinois lawmakers, underscore the need to Illinois coal production and its use in the production of electrical production. They...

Illinois Transportation Infrastructure and State Revenues

Don Schaefer, Executive Vice President of the Midwest Truckers Assn, talks about the effort to increase spending on Illinois' bridges, roads and rails --...

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...

Impact of Proposed Medicaid Cuts to Nursing Homes

Two members of the Nursing Home industry in Illinois, talk about Gov Rauner's proposal to cut the level of Medicaid compensation to nursing home...