Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Congressman John Shimkus (R) on Terrorist Attacks, Immigration, Federal Budget

From Springfield (Dec, 2015): We sit down with Congressman John Shimkus and discuss the federal budget, the attacks in Paris, House Speaker Paul Ryan,...

The Budget Battle & Small Business

From Chicago: Rep Lou Lang (D) and NFIB head, Kim Maisch, discuss the on-going budget battle between Gov Rauner and legislative leaders -- and what...

The Rising Cost of Pensions & the Impact on School Funding

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards, we hear from four legislators discuss the on-going budget stalemate, and what impact the rising cost of...
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Legal Challenge of the Effort to Reduce Chicago Pension Obligations

From the Illinois Supreme Court -- We hear the oral arguments in the case that challenged the effort of the Emanuel administration to reduce...

Can Chicago Public Schools Avoid Bankruptcy ?

We attend a panel discussion at the City Club of Chicago: Chicago Public Schools, is bankruptcy inevitable? The panel includes Paul Vallas, the Former...

The Push to Legalize Silencers in Illinois

Our Shirley Descorbeth reports from Athens Illinois, on why the NRA wants state lawmakers to legalize the use of silencers on guns.

How Usable is Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act FOIA

From Springfield and home of the SJ-R, we hear a panel comprised of a journalist, lawyer and city official discuss the benefits and problems...

The Dangers of Expanding Sales of Fireworks

From the State Capitol - Doctors and emergency workers talk against a proposal that would expand the type of fireworks that can be sold...

Uber Driving Service in Chicago, Potential Regulations Against Company

We talk to Chris Taylor, the general manager of Uber Technologies in Chicago, about the services provided by the ride sharing business, and legislation...

One-on-One with RTA Chairman, Fmr. Sen. Kirk Dillard

From Chicago: We catch up with Kirk Dillard, who spent years working on the staff of fmr Gov Thompson and as Chief of Staff...

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Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier on the Costs of...

From the Illinois Supreme Court: Our one-on-one with Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, as we talk about funding the courts, the costs of the legal...

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