Monday, June 26, 2017

Special Session to Pass a Budget Starts with a Whimper

Springfield:   The Illinois Legislature began its special session in Springfield on Wednesday, in what is supposed to be a special effort to reach...

GOP Legislators Propose a State Budget, the Governor Supports

From Chicago: Republican lawmakers offer what they say is a balanced budget, that includes ideas the Democrats backed. Following this press conference, Gov Rauner...

The Illinois Policy Institute’s Plan to Balance the State Budget Without...

From Chicago: Ted Dabrowski, VP of the Illinois Policy Institute, is interviewed by our contributing correspondent, Jeff Berkowitz, to hear the IPI's plan to...

Gov Rauner Calls a Special Session Beginning the Week of June...

Springfield:  Gov Rauner on Thursday called for a Special Session to address the continuing lack of a state budget.  The Governor is calling for...

Governor Rauner on Efforts to Put Caps on Property Taxes

From Moline -- At the time when homeowners are making property tax payments, Gov Rauner talks about the excessively high property taxes in Illinois,...

State Treasurer Frerichs on Improving Investments in College Savings Accounts

Chicago - State Treasurer Mike Frerichs talks about the changes he's made in the college savings program, that cuts costs and give parents greater...

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, On Fixing the Process of Incarceration,...

From the City Club of Chicago -- Sheriff Tom Dart, shares his experiences of running one of the largest jails in the nation, and...

Sen Andy Manar (D) Says Gov Rauner Should Stop using Illinois...

SPRINGFIELD, June 12 – Sen Andy Manar (D), who has worked for several years on reforming the school funding formula, to diminish the inequities...

How are Schools Preparing to Open in August, While There Is...

From Springfield:  We speak with Roger Eddy, the Executive Director of the Illinois Association of School Boards,  on what school officials are doing to...

Rep Scott Drury (D) Enters the 2018 Democrat Race for Governor

June 6, 2017 -- Rep Scott Drury, who was the only member of the Democrat caucus in the House to NOT vote for Michael...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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