Monday, June 25, 2018

Higher Education Reform Package Designed to Keep Students in Illinois

As the Spring Session of the legislature drew to a close, a package of legislative reforms were offered by a bipartisan group of lawmakers...

Rep Bob Rita (D) talks about the Prospects of a Gaming...

State Capitol: At the end of the session, Rep Bob Rita talks with reporters about the failure to pass a new gaming bill that...

House Votes to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment Making Illinois the...

Nearly 40 years ago, the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution went down to defeat, when supporters failed to get 38 states to...

2018 House vs Senate Softball Game

Play ball! From Springfield, State Senators and State Representatives face off in their annual softball game, building camaraderie and bipartisan goodwill on the fields...

Illinois Senate Votes Overwhelmingly to Approve $38.5 Billion FY 2019 Budget

The Illinois Senate Wednesday night voted to approve a $38.5 Billion FY 2019 state budget.  That's about $2 Billion more than last year, but...

Evidence-Based Education Funding Model Seeks First Funds

State Capitol - Our full hour-long presentation of testimony before the Illinois House Education Cmte, on the funding for the "evidence-based" funding model that had...

Rep Steven Anderson (R) on Illinois’ Historic Budget Battle of 2015...

Springfield: As lawmakers in the legislature work to complete the FY 2019 budget, we go One-on-One with Republican Rep Steven Anderson, who shares what was...

Sen Karen McConnaughay (R) on the Legislature’s Flawed Sexual Abuse Ethics...

State Capitol: Sen Karen McConnaughay speaks with reporters about the way that the Legislative Ethics Commission controls what is investigated, and what is swept...

In the Wake of Comments of Intimidation by Rep Kelly Cassidy...

State Capitol, May 22, 2018 -- Speaker Madigan seeks Inspector General investigation of allegations of sexual harassment and intimidation made by Rep Kelly Cassidy (D)...

Illinois’ Fiscal Crisis, Broken Budgeting Process and Growing Political Divisions

Springfield: We go InDepth with State Rep Chad Hays (R) as he shares his experience of serving in the Illinois House. Our interview comes...

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Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier on the Costs of...

From the Illinois Supreme Court: Our one-on-one with Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, as we talk about funding the courts, the costs of the legal...

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