Monday, June 26, 2017

House Judiciary Hearing on Licensing and Regulating Small Retail Gun Stores

From the State Capitol: House members hear testimony on legislation that would place new controls on those who operate gun stores.  We hear why...

Encouraging the Use of Medical Marijuana in Lieu of Opiates

From the State Capitol:  We hear about the impact of those who have been prescribed opioids to treat pain, and other symptoms of a...

Illinois Builders Object to Proposed Tax on Their Services

From the State Capitol:  Illinois Home Builders tell reporters why a proposed tax on their services, that is included in the "Grand Bargain" budget...

The Explosive Growth of Illinois’ Wine Industry and Economic Impact

We talk with Cynthia Fleischli, Executive Director of the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners' Association.  Over the last 15 years, the Illinois wine industry...

Parents Fighting PANDAS, a Disorder Most of Us Have Never Heard...

From the State Capitol:   We talk with mothers whose children were stricken with a disorder known by the acronym PANDAS, which affects the...

Gov Rauner Speaks to Small Business Students at Lincoln Land Community...

From Springfield: At Lincoln Land Community College, Gov Rauner speaks to small business students at the Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, where he...

ABC Political Analyst, Matthew Dowd’s Address to Illinois Business Leaders on...

From Springfield:  ABC News Political Analyst,  Matthew Dowd, gives a speech at Business Day for the annual meeting of the Illinois Manufacturers and Retail...

Restaurant Assn CEO, Sam Toia, on Legislation Impacting IL Restaurants

From the State Capitol:  Sam Toia tells us about what bills the Illinois Restaurant Assn, is supporting and opposed to, and why.  He also...

Retail Merchants Try to Stop the Effort to Raise Felony Level...

From Springfield:  Rob Karr of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, explains the problems already faced by retail merchants in Illinois.  Mr Karr tells us...

How “1871” & Chicago are Leading a Transformation of Technology and...

From the City Club of Chicago: In one of the most interesting presentations we have ever published, Howard Tullman, who describes himself as "a...