Monday, July 15, 2019

Rep Jack Franks on End of Session Stalemate

As the House concluded its Spring Session on Sunday, May 31, we speak with Rep Jack Franks (D) about the stalemate that exists between...

Sen Manar’s Educucation Reform

Sen Andy Manar's Education Reform bill, SB-16, is debated in the Senate

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...

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...

Republican Leaders on Legislative Goals, State Budget, Gov’s Reforms

Senate Republican Leader, Christine Radogno, and House Republican Leader Rep Jim Durkin, talk about the return of the legislature, and the mood of their...

Republicans Say Gov Quinn Still Diverting Funds in NRI Clone

Republican State senators say Gov Quinn is diverting funds from approved organizations to those which are less transparent and were not part of the...

Rep Jack Franks (D) on Why He voted No on the...

From the State Capitol:  Following the House vote to pass a Stop-Gap funding bill 105-4, we talk with Rep Jack Franks, one of four...

Madness on the Prairie: The Illinois State Budget Process Gone Wild

We attend a panel discussion titled Madness on the Prairie: The Illinois State Budget Process Gone Wild. Speakers include Democrat State Representative John Bradley,...

EIU President Glassman on State Funding

Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman, tells the Senate Appropriations Cmte. of the financial needs of the university for the FY 2017 Budget, and...

Rep Ken Dunkin (D) on Bucking Speaker Madigan

Rep Ken Dunkin, (D- 5th District), reacts to Governor Rauner's budget address, and talks about his split with House Speaker Michael Madigan.  He also...

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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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