Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Sen Cullerton on Changing the School Funding Formula

From the City Club of Chicago: Senate President John Cullerton talks about his plan to look at the school funding formula and what might...

Floor Debate on Funding of Childcare Services for the Working Poor

We head to the House Floor and hear Rep. Jack Franks and Rep. David Harris discuss the effects of the Governor’s cuts to the...

House Republicans Launch Opposition to Gov Pritzker’s Call for a Progressive...

State Capitol, February 27, 2019 -- Passing a constitutional amendment to allow the state to tax higher income earners at a higher...

Hearing on Whether to Ban Legislative Scholarship Program

A Senate Executive Committee hears testimony concerning the Legislative Scholarship Program, which allows legislators to provide a limited number of tuition free, state school...

House Debate of June 30, on Appropriations Part of the Budget...

From the House Chamber, Friday, June 30: We hear debate on an amendment to the budget bill, that deals with the appropriations part of...

Illinois Lawmakers’ Efforts to Help Fellow Veterans Avoid Suicide

From the State Capitol:  Three Illinois state senators, who are military veterans, discuss their legislation intended to help veterans struggling with PTSD and thoughts...

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...

IL Senators on Fixing Illinois’ State Budget

From the City Club of Chicago: Two Republicans and two Democratic senators discuss the challenge of balancing the FY 2016 budget, that...

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...

In FY 2020 Budget, Governor Pritzker Lays Out His Multi-Year Plan...

From the State Capitol, February 20, 2019 -- In his first Budget Address, Gov JB Pritzker spoke about the need to control...

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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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