Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Sen Andy Manar on the Need to Reform School Funding Formula

SPRINGFIELD - Sen Andy Manar (D) tells the Citizens Club of Springfield, why the state of Illinois needs to restructure the Education Funding Formula, and...

Illinois’ Fiscal Crisis, Broken Budgeting Process and Growing Political Divisions

Springfield: We go InDepth with State Rep Chad Hays (R) as he shares his experience of serving in the Illinois House. Our interview comes...

Reactions to Supreme Court Arguments on Pension Reform.

Following the March 11th hearing of the Illinois Supreme Court on the challenge to Illinois' Pension Reform law, we get reaction from some who...

Setting State Standards for Disciplining Elementary & High School Students

From the State Capitol:  We talk with Rep Will Davis (D) who was the House sponsor of SB-100, that passed in 2015, but which...

Legislator Profile: Sen. Kyle McCarter

We talk to Republican State Senator Kyle McCarter of the 54th District, about what drove him to run for office, his small business he’s...

Opposition to State Aid for Exelon Nuclear Plants

From the State Capitol: Exelon Energy, which operates nuclear power plants in Illinois, is saying it will close two plants that are losing money,...

Gov Signs his First Budget, a Revenue Bill and Progressive Tax...

June 5, 2019 - The press room in the JR Thompson Center in Chicago isn't meant to be a meeting hall,...

Rep Barbara Flynn Currie (D) Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2018

Chicago -- Rich Miller of CapitolFax reports Rep Barbara Flynn Currie, who was first elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1978, and...

Rep Bob Rita (D) on Expanding Gaming in Illinois

Rep Bob Rita talks about his effort to bring in new revenues to the state, by passing a bill that would expand gambling in...

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...

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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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