Thursday, June 4, 2020
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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...

Pasfield House Selected as the Christmas Ornament for Springfield

We talk with Tony Leone, owner and Innkeeper of the historic Pasfield House

Threat of ISIS, Cyber Attacks on America

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, discusses some of the more serious threats facing the U.S. and...

Preparing for Ebola Outbreak

In Springfield, we talk with Congressman Rodney Davis (R) and with Dr Janak Koirala, about what the Federal Govt should be doing to help...

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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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