Sunday, May 31, 2020

The Impact of a $15 Hour Minimum Wage on Illinois’ Retailers

State Capitol, February 6, 2019 - Rob Karr, President and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, shares the impact of a...

First House v Senate Basketball Game

From Springfield - We talk with members of the House and Senate just before they engage in the first annual House v Senate basketball...

Rep Fred Crespo (D) on the State’s Stop-Gap Spending Bill

From the State Capitol:  Just after the House passed the Stop-Gap spending bill that will fund K-12 Education for the full year, and state...

Reports Say State Rep Brandon Phelps (D) the Latest to Pull...

WSIL-TV reports State Rep Brandon Phelps intends to resign from his office in the very near future, due to a continuing problem with an...

Sen Andy Manar (D) Files SB-1 to Reform School Funding Formula

  SPRINGFIELD – A school funding reform measure filed this week by Senator Andy Manar (D) mirrors a plan pending in the Illinois House.  ...

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...

Reaction to Gov Quinn’s FY 2015 Budget

We get the reaction from lawmakers to the Gov.'s budget address we begin by hearing from the Republican leaders in the House and Senate...

Lawmakers Try Again to make “Tobacco 21” Illinois Law

State Capitol, February 5, 2019 - It was passed before but vetoed by then Gov Rauner. Now the American Lung Association...

Another look at Senators Kyle McCarter (R) and Dan McConchie (R)...

July 29, 2017 - Now that Illinois has a budget, many argue the real work of reforming the state begins. The budget plan that...

Rep Jack Franks (D) on Why He voted No on the...

From the State Capitol:  Following the House vote to pass a Stop-Gap funding bill 105-4, we talk with Rep Jack Franks, one of four...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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