Thursday, February 23, 2017

We go One-on-One with Members of the Education Leadership Alliance

From Springfield:  Education Leaders attending the Alliance Leadership Summit in Springfield, share with us what each of their organizations is focusing on, as they...

Gov Rauner’s Budget Director Testifies on FY 2018 Budget Details

From the State Capitol:  The Senate Appropriations committee hears testimony from Scott Harry, Illinois Budget Director, on the details of Gov Rauner's FY 2018...

Lawmakers and Constitutional Officers Give Us Their Reactions to the Governor’s...

From the State Capitol:  Following Gov Rauner's speech to the legislature, where he delivered his Fiscal Year 2018 Budget address, we talk with state...

Gov Rauner Delivers the FY 2018 Budget Address. [ Full Speech...

From the State Capitol:  Gov Rauner delivers his third budget address, at a time when the state is facing a broad-based financial crisis, due...

Senate President John Cullerton (D) on a Budget “Grand Bargain”

From the City Club of Chicago: Sen John Cullerton talks about the legislative package he's worked out with Republican Senate Leader, Christine Radogno, which...

Inaugural of the 100th Illinois House of Representatives

From Springfield:  Michael Madigan is re-elected as House Speaker at the inauguration of the 100th General Assembly.  We hear Speaker Madigan's remarks, as he...

Illinois Senate Inaugural Addresses

From the State Capitol:  Senate President John Cullerton (D) delivers his inaugural address at the start of the 100th General Assembly.  Following his remarks,...

Some Key Legislative Dates Coming, Starting Next Week.

Here's a look at some of the key dates for legislative action for this new year. On January 9 & 10th, the 99th General Assembly...

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...

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...

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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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