Sunday, October 24, 2021

Extending the Tax Credit for Historic Restoration

Mayor Larry Morrissey of Rockford, tells us of the importance to extend a tax credit that helps towns like, Rockford, Peoria, and East...

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,...

Senators Push for Quick Funding of MAP Grants

Senators Steve Stadelman and Scott Bennett, discuss the effects on College students and universities, of the state failing to fund the MAP Grants....

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...

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...

ABOUT ILLINOIS: Giant City State Park

While many think of Illinois as flat farmland, we travel to the hilly, rocky and forested landscape of Southern Illinois. Here, Giant City...

Illinois House Overrides Governor’s Veto of the Budget, Giving Illinois Its...

The Illinois House today handed a defeat to Gov Rauner, in his effort to stop the Illinois legislature from overriding his veto of the...

The State Budget and Education

From the Illinois Assn of School Boards annual conference in Chicago- Sen Jason Barickman (R), Sen Bertino-Tarrent (D), are joined by Rep Bob Pritchard...

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...

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...

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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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