Friday, May 29, 2020

Expectations for 99th State Legislature with Representatives Dwight Kay and Jack...

We talk to Rep. Dwight Kay, and later Rep. Jack Franks, about their expectations for the 99th State Legislature and how having a Republican...

Inauguration of State Senate, Election of Leadership Positions

We attend the inauguration of the State Senate overseen by Governor Bruce Rauner and State Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis. After the swearing in...

Expectations for Rauner Administration, Spring Legislative Session

We talk to several legislators to get their thoughts on what they expect from the incoming Bruce Rauner Administration, and different legislative issues to...

Legislative Issues Impacting Illinois School Districts

Next from Chicago, from the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of School Boards, we attend a panel discussion with a group of state...

IL School Boards Assn’s Ben Schwarm on SB 16

As the Legislature is about to return for the Fall Veto Session, we go one on one with Ben Schwam, of the Illinois Assn...

Sen Andy Manar (D) on SB16, ReStructuring Education Funding

After holding meetings around the state in 2013, Sen Manar's bill SB-16, would change the funding formula for how school districts get state funds...

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...

Reforming Illinois Criminal Laws

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy discuss proposed changes they'd like to see to Illinois criminal laws, that they say will...

Rep. Sandack on Voters Top Issues, 2014 Elections, NRI Investigation

We talk to Rep. Ron Sandack about the issues voters and business owners tell him they are most concerned about with the upcoming midterm...

Legislative Audit Cmte on NRI Investigation

Members of the Legislative Audit Cmte debate whether to proceed with questioning witnesses subpoenaed to testify, in light of the request by the US...

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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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