Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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...

Downstate Business Owners: $15 Minimum Wage Will Crush Us

State Capitol, February 11, 2019 -- Rob Karr, of the Illinois Retail Merchants Assn, is joined by business owners from...

Austan Goolsbee: Former Economic Adviser to President Obama

Austan Goolsbee, Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business and former economic adviser to President Obama, talks with our contributing correspondent Jeff...

Drought’s Affect on Grain Elevator Operators and Illinois’ Economy

As nearly all Illinois counties are declared an agricultural disaster, we talk with Jeff Adkisson of the Illinois Grain and Feed Association. We...

The Hospital Assessment Program, the $3 1/2 Billion Issue You’ve Never...

CHICAGO (Mar. 12, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner signed bipartisan legislation today that protects safety net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for...

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...

Illinois Launches Prescription Monitoring Program to Cut Back Opioid Use via...

East St Louis -- With members of the medical community, Gov Rauner signed into law, SB-772, which requires doctors and pharmacies to use a...

Lawmakers Try Again to make “Tobacco 21” Illinois Law

State Capitol, February 5, 2019 - It was passed before but vetoed by then Gov Rauner. Now the American Lung Association...

COST OF SODA, SWEET TEAS, CAPPUCCINOS TO GO UP IN COOK...

  On Thursday, Nov 10, the Cook Co Board passed the One-Cent per ounce "Soda Tax" by 1 vote today, with Board President Toni Preckwinkle...

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...