Saturday, January 21, 2017

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...

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...

Struggle to Fund Education, Medicaid, and Pensions Without a Budget

From the Annual Illinois Association of School Boards conference in Chicago:  we attend a panel with State Senators Jason Barickman and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, and...

Across the Aisle: Sen Pam Althoff (R) & Sen Toi Hutchinson...

From the State Capitol:  In this installment of "Across the Aisle" Sen Pam Althoff and Sen Toi Hutchinson, discuss the on-going budget battle, and...

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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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