Thursday, March 30, 2017

House Leader Durkin: Democrats Refuse Cooperation, Continuing to Put Politics Over...

State Capitol:  House Republican Leader, Jim Durkin on Tuesday charged that House Speaker Madigan and his caucus are not interested in finding a solution...

Regulating What’s Fair for Employers to Ask Applicants During Job Interviews

From the State Capitol:  We talk with Rep Anna Moeller (D) of Elgin, as she discusses her bill that would limit what employers could...

Sen Andy Manar (D) Files SB-1 to Reform School Funding Formula

  SPRINGFIELD – A school funding reform measure filed this week by Senator Andy Manar (D) mirrors a plan pending in the Illinois House.  ...

Gov Rauner Pushes Pension Trade-Off Deal, As Major Step to End...

Chicago:  At a press conference Friday, Gov Rauner announced 26 House Republicans are ready to support a pension bill that would look to save the...

Cook Co Judge Orders Comptroller Mendoza to Issue Paychecks to Lawmakers

March 23, Springfield: Late Thursday afternoon, a Cook Co Judge ruled that Illinois legislators must be paid, and that the Executive Branch cannot hold...

Battle Over Raising Illinois’ Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

From the State Capitol: Rep Mary Flowers (D) defended her proposal to have the Illinois minimum wage rise to $15/hour, and brought in several...

ISBE Adopts Its “Every Student Succeeds” Plan to Qualify for Federal...

SPRINGFIELD – On Wednesday, the Illinois State Board of Education’s adopted a new plan that the US Department of Education’s been urging to replace the...

Sen Andy Manar (D) on Failed “Grand Bargain” Vote & Education...

From the State Capitol:  We talk with Sen Andy Manar, on the failure to pass the "Grand Bargain" package of bills, and where the...

Illinois Senate Debate on the “Grand Bargain” Legislative Package

From the Senate Chamber: Day two of the Illinois Senate's debate and voting on some of the 16 bills that are part of the...

After Failure to Pass “Grand Bargain,” Senate Democrats Say Gov Rauner...

From the State Capitol: After months of behind the scenes negotiations between Senate President Cullerton and Senate Republican Leader Radogno, the first week of...

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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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