Thursday, May 25, 2017

Illinois Senate Passes $37.4 Billion Budget, Fueled by $5.4 Billion Tax...

State Capitol:  The Illinois Senate, on a party line vote, passed SB-9, Wednesday, that would increase the state's income tax to 4.95%, from the...

Illinois Senate Debate on Grand Bargain Budget Bills

Senate Chamber:  As the end of session deadline for passing a budget quickly approaches, the Illinois Senate again takes up debate and voting on...

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...

Democrat Senators Charge Governor Rauner with “A Serious Violation of Trust”...

From the State Capitol:  Sen. Andy Manar and other members of the Democrat caucus, held a press conference on Friday, to charge the Governor's...

Republican Senators Say Budget Talks are Making Progress on a Number...

Weds Morning, State Capitol:  Republican Senators, Karen McConnaughay, Bill Brady, and Jason Barrickman discuss the on-going budget negotiations and what progress is being achieved...

Should Your Private Information Gathered by Websites be For Sale

From the State Capitol:  At issue is what protections -- if any -- should be accorded to our private information that is gathered by...

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...

Senate President Cullerton Tries to Revive the “Grand Bargain” Budget, But...

State Capitol:  If legislative frustration could boil water, water anywhere near the Illinois Senate Chamber, would be roiling wildly.  Despite months of good-faith efforts...

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...

Illinois Lawmakers’ Efforts to Help Fellow Veterans Avoid Suicide

From the State Capitol:  Three Illinois state senators, who are military veterans, discuss their legislation intended to help veterans struggling with PTSD and thoughts...

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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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