Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Political Challenges to Reforming the School Funding Formula

From Chicago, and the Illinois Assn of School Boards Conference:  A panel of lawmakers discuss the on-going efforts to reform the Illinois school funding...

Gov Rauner Updates Status of Budget Talks with Legislative Leaders

From the State Capitol:  On Dec 13, 2016, Gov Bruce Rauner (R) held a Facebook LIVE session from his office, discussing the status of...

Reaction of Legislative Leaders on Budget Talks with Gov Rauner

From Chicago:  We hear from Speaker Madigan, and Rep Greg Harris (D), as they came out of a meeting with Gov Rauner, as they...

Asking Gov Rauner to Sign, SB 261, Protecting Disabled Caregivers Pay

From the State Capitol:  A mother and her disabled son, share their story of having to provide personal care 24/7, 365 days a year...

Gov Rauner on Programs to Aid Children & Youth, Signing the...

From Chicago: Gov Rauner talks with the press about his efforts to improve the lives of children, and youths, the energy bill he recently...

Susana Mendoza Sworn-in as Illinois Comptroller, “Pray for me. This...

  Susana Mendoza (D) becomes Illinois State Comptroller, taking the oath on the same bible used by her friend, the late Judy Baar Topinka.  Mendoza...
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Author Heather MacDonald, “The War on Cops”

From Chicago: Illinois Channel contributing correspondent, Jeff Berkowitz, interviews author Heather MacDonald about the increasing tensions, politics and dangers, facing law enforcement officers across...

Rep Bob Rita, House Sponsor, of SB 2814, the plan to...

From the State Capitol:  We talk with Rep Bob Rita (D), House sponsor of SB-2814, the bill to subsidize two nuclear power plants that...

Arguments Against SB-2814, the ComEd Nuclear Subsidies bill

From the State Capitol:  We speak with Dave Lundy as he explains why a coalition of interests, "The Best Coalition"  feel it is...

Rep Dwight Kay (R) Reflects on His Legislative Experience, And the...

From the State Capitol:  Rep Dwight Kay, who lost his bid for reelection, talks about serving in the legislature, and the mood among members...