Saturday, December 4, 2021

Speaker Madigan’s Response to the 2016 SOS Address

House Speaker Michael Madigan gives his response to the Governor's State of the State Address, and takes reporters questions

Are Chicago’s Finances at the Brink?

From the City Club of Chicago:  A panel, including columnist John Kass, and Lawrence Msall, of the Civic Federation, discuss the growing financial strain...

Gov. Rauner Tours Tornado Damage in Naplate (3/1/17)

Naplate: The day after a tornado hit the town killing one man, and destroying a number of buildings, Gov Rauner and members of the...

Social Media Technology’s Impact on the Election Process

From the City Club of Chicago:  A panel discusses the various forms of social media and how these are changing the traditional methods of...

Hickey Report Finds Speaker’s Office Created a Culture of Bullying in...

Springfield, August 20, 2019 - In a report issued today, that began on allegations of sexual harassment and followed by allegations of...

Automatic Voter Registration in Illinois

From the State Capitol: We talk with Abe Scarr, with ILPIRG, about the legislation that allows for automatic voter registration, when one interacts with...

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...

The Politics Behind the Budget Standoff

From Springfield:  Charlie Wheeler, a former Chicago Sun-Times reporter, and now Professor of the Public Affairs Reporting class at the University of Illinois at...

Political Challenges to Reforming the School Funding Formula

From Chicago, and the Illinois Assn of School Boards Conference:  A panel of lawmakers discuss the on-going efforts to reform the Illinois school funding...

Cook Co Judge Orders Comptroller Mendoza to Issue Paychecks to Lawmakers

March 23, Springfield: Late Thursday afternoon, a Cook Co Judge ruled that Illinois legislators must be paid, and that the Executive Branch cannot hold...