Sunday, October 22, 2017

Walgreens Finally Cleared to Buy Nearly 2,000 Rite Aid Stores in...

September 19, 2017 - After two years of trying, Walgreens  has “secured regulatory clearance” to buy 1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.375 billion.  ...

Gov Rauner Talks of His Asian Trip in Search of New...

Chicago, September 18, 2017 --  Gov Rauner said his trip to Asia was very successful, and that he had a number of great conversations...

Expanding Illinois’ Corn Exports, and Limiting Federal Regulations

From Decatur: With agriculture being the largest industry in the state, with Illinois being one of the leading corn producers in the nation, we...

New Laws to Aid the Growth of Illinois’ Farmers Markets

From Springfield: Recently, Gov Rauner signed into law two bills that relax regulations on those selling items at farmers markets. We hear what these...

Protecting American Consumers from Tainted Alcohol

With stories out of Mexico of late, of tourists being poisoned by resorts serving homemade alcohol, we talk with Bob Myers of the Association...

Chicago’s New Entrepreneurs and Growing Tech Industry

From the City Club of Chicago: Howard Tullman, the CEO of the 1871 the incubator for high tech firms, moderates a panel discussion, on...

Illinois’ Growing Exports of Soybeans to Asian Markets

From the Farm Progress Show in Decatur: We speak with Mark Albertson, of the Illinois Soybean Assn., and learn how the changing diet in...

Gov Rauner Launches an Opioids Prevention Task Force

From Chicago: Gov Rauner is joined by doctors, healthcare providers, and a former addict, as he signs an Executive Order to launch an Opioid...

Fmr State Rep Dwight Kay (R) on the Growing Frustration Among...

From Edwardsville -In the wake of an unusually high number of lawmakers deciding to leave the legislature, we speak with fmr state representative, Dwight...

Gov Rauner Plans First Foreign Trade Mission In Effort to Attract...

CHICAGO (Sept. 6, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner will be making an eight-day visit to Japan and China, marking the first international trade mission...