Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday’s Hour-Long Legislative Leaders Meeting May Yield Some Movement on Budget...

State Capitol, June 25 -  Following  an hour-long meeting of Legislative Leaders, that did not include the Governor, participants talked with the press and...

Sen Andy Manar (D) on the Budget Stalemate

From Springfield: Sen Andy Manar (D), addresses the annual conference of the State University Annuitants Association, and offers his views of the prolonged budget...

Sen Jason Barickman (R) on the Republican Education Reform Bill

From the State Capitol: Sen Jason Barickman, offers the Republican plan to reform the education funding formula, and how this plan contrasts to the...

Democrat Lawmakers on the Budget Issues and the Special Session

From the State Capitol: at a Capitol press conference, Democrat lawmakers give their side of the budget stalemate, and where they think the compromise...

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...

“A Dereliction of Duty” Gov Rauner and Republican Legislative Leaders React...

From the State Capitol:  On the last day of the legislative session, Gov Rauner and Republican legislative leaders, talk with reporters on the lack...

Senate Democrats Discuss the Budget THEY Passed, and the Compromises They...

From the State Capitol:  Members of the Senate Democrat caucus talk with reporters on the last day of session, about the lack of a...

Senate President John Cullerton (D), on the Legislature’s Failure, Once Again,...

From the State Capitol: Senate President Cullerton shares his frustration with reporters, as the legislature again failed to pass a state budget.  Sen Cullerton,...

Hearing on Changing Gun Sentencing Guidelines to Combat Violent Crime

From the State Capitol:  Chicago Police Supt, Eddie Johnson joins House Republican Leader, Jim Durkin, and Sen Kwame Raoul (D) in testifying on their...

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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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