Saturday, February 22, 2020

Gas Taxes Double, Casinos Expand and the $45 Billion Capital Bill...

This week, in the Wake of the Historic Spring session of the legislature, Gov Pritzker signs into law the $45 Billion...

House Education Funding Task Force on Education Spending Reform Bill

We attend a hearing of the House Education Funding Task Force, and hear from representatives of the task force, and a representative of Northern...

Congressman Peter Roskam (R) on Re-Writing the Nation’s Tax Code, and...

From the City Club of Chicago:   Congressman Peter Roskam, who serves on the House Ways & Means Committee -- the tax writing committee...

State IDs to Help Cut Recidivism

From Chicago: Gov Rauner signs a bill to allow prisoners to get a state ID, prior to their release, in order to facilitate the...

Comptroller Munger (R) on Illinois’ Impending Fiscal Cliff

From Chicago:  State Comptroller Leslie Munger briefs reporters on her efforts to make what payments she can before July 1, when the spending authority...

US/China Agreement to Limit Carbon Emissions, Regulations on Coal and Effects...

We talk to Phil Gonet, President of the Illinois Coal Association, to get this thoughts on President Obama's recent agreement with China for both...

Pentagon Ceremony Remembering the Attacks of 9/11 and the Heroism it...

From the Pentagon in Arlington, VA - President Trump and others speak at the site of Flight 77, hitting the Pentagon, and...

Extending the Tax Credit for Historic Restoration

Mayor Larry Morrissey of Rockford, tells us of the importance to extend a tax credit that helps towns like, Rockford, Peoria, and East...

Investigating the Hacking of Illinois Election Data

From the State Capitol:  Sen Mike Hastings (D), talks to reporters about the hacking last fall of the Illinois Board of Elections, and the...

UnClaimed Property Auction

Our Shirley Descorbeth reports on the Treasurer's office plans to hold an online auction of unclaimed property. The auction will be held from...