Thursday, January 27, 2022

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....

Illinois Senate in Session at 2 PM Sunday, in Expected Vote...

Springfield - In what seems to be in many ways a replay of the Budget Battle we had in July, when the legislature voted...

House Passes $800 Million Stop-Gap Spending Bill

State Capitol - House Democrats on Thursday brought their $800 Million plus funding bill, HB-109, to the floor which passed after a debate that...

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...

Senate President Cullerton Tries to Revive the “Grand Bargain” Budget, But...

State Capitol:  If legislative frustration could boil water, water anywhere near the Illinois Senate Chamber, would be roiling wildly.  Despite months of good-faith efforts...

Revisiting Illinois’ Pension Challenges.

From the City Club of Chicago: Senators Dan Biss (D) and Matt Murphy (R), join journalist Amanda Vinicky and Lawrence Msall of the Civic...

Republican Senators Say Budget Talks are Making Progress on a Number...

Weds Morning, State Capitol:  Republican Senators, Karen McConnaughay, Bill Brady, and Jason Barrickman discuss the on-going budget negotiations and what progress is being achieved...

Need to Overturn Gov’s Spending Cuts on Childcare Funding

We attend a press conference with State Senator ToI Hutchinson and State Representative Jehmal Gordon Booth, among others, as they urge all House members...

Lori Lightfoot Inaugurated as Mayor of Chicago “Get Ready because Reform...

Taking the oath of office, Lori Lightfoot became the first black woman to head the City of Chicago. And she is...

Moving Developmentally Disabled out of Institutions and into Community Homes

We talk with representatives of the Arc of Illinois after a rally in which they advocated for moving the developmentally disabled out of state...

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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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