Thursday, January 24, 2019

Special Session to Pass a Budget Starts with a Whimper

Springfield:   The Illinois Legislature began its special session in Springfield on Wednesday, in what is supposed to be a special effort to reach...

Sen Chapin Rose on the Agricultural Economy

from the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.. We talk with State Senator Chapin Rose (R), about the leading agricultural businesses located in Central Illinois,...

Rep Jim Durkin on Fixing IL and Working with a Republican...

House Republican Leader, Jim Durkin talks to the IL Manufacturers Assn and members of the Retail Merchants Assn, about the budget issues, and improving...

Parents Fighting PANDAS, a Disorder Most of Us Have Never Heard...

From the State Capitol:   We talk with mothers whose children were stricken with a disorder known by the acronym PANDAS, which affects the...

Dueling Banjos on the Budget Battle

State Capitol:  This afternoon, after a full day of no floor votes on a budget, Speaker Madigan issued the following statement: “I am encouraged by...

Senate Hearing on Property Tax Freeze

The Illinois Senate holds a Cmte of the Whole hearing on the impact of a property tax freeze, and what that might mean...

Gov Rauner’s Tort Reform Proposal

We attend a committee hearing on Gov. Rauner's tort reform bill. Though the bill was voted down, tort reform will continue to be an...

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Reach Agreement on New Effort to Regulate...

May 15, State Capitol - Sen Don Harmon (D) is joined by Republican and Democratic members in support of SB-337, that addresses the trafficking...

Rep Ron Sandack (R) on the Budget Stalemate

Rep Ron Sandack talks about the budget impasse that's creating a political tug-of-war between Gov Rauner and Speaker Madigan, and Senate President Cullerton.

Illinois’ Revenue & Deficit

We talk with Dan Long, who heads the Commission on Gov Forecasting & Accountability to get an update on the Illinois economy, the...

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Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier on the Costs of...

From the Illinois Supreme Court: Our one-on-one with Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, as we talk about funding the courts, the costs of the legal...

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