Saturday, July 4, 2020

Illinois’ Fiscal Crisis, Broken Budgeting Process and Growing Political Divisions

Springfield: We go InDepth with State Rep Chad Hays (R) as he shares his experience of serving in the Illinois House. Our interview comes...

Rep Bob Rita (D) on Expanding Gaming in Illinois

Rep Bob Rita talks about his effort to bring in new revenues to the state, by passing a bill that would expand gambling in...

It’s Clinton – Kaine for the Democrats in 2016

  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton selects Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine is a Catholic, and viewed as one of the moderates of...

Criminal Justice Reform in Illinois

From Chicago: Gov Rauner signs five bills into law that will change the future of Criminal prosecution in Illinois, with the goal of reducing...

House Education Funding Task Force on Education Spending Reform Bill

We attend a hearing of the House Education Funding Task Force, and hear from representatives of the task force, and a representative of Northern...

Some Democratic US House Members Want Higher Insurance Mandates on Truckers

  By Kimberly Jin, Medill News on assignment to the Illinois Channel WASHINGTON DC – Kate...

Gov Rauner and Rep Ives Face Off Before the Chicago Tribune...

Chicago, January 29, 2018 -- Gov Rauner said he wouldn't debate his primary opponent, Rep Jeanne Ives, but the two candidates for the Republican...

Lawmakers on Political Problems, Reforms & Budget Fixes

From the City Club of Chicago:  A bipartisan group of lawmakers discuss the historic budget standoff, the financial crisis this is causing suppliers to...

State Policies that are Killing Manufacturing Job Growth

From Springfield:  Illinois Manufacturing Assn's Greg Baise and Dennis Bringuet, who owns ACE Sign Company, discuss the challenges facing Illinois manufacturers. What can be done...

Illinois Chief Justice Rita Garman

We talk one-on-one with Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice, Rita Garman. As only the second woman to serve as Chief Justice, she recounts...