Sunday, September 25, 2022

Gov. Rauner signs two consolidation bills, stresses more action is needed

OAK BROOK (Aug. 14, 2017) – Today, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 607, two bills that enable local officials...

“Cannabis Czar” Toi Hutchinson on Building Illinois’ Marijuana Industry

January 2, 2020 - Toi Hutchinson, a former state senator who was a leader in passing the bill that legalized marijuana use...
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NAACP & the Illinois Chiefs of Police on Building Bridges

From the Old State Capitol in Springfield: Following the shooting of Michael Brown and the riots in Ferguson, MO, members of the NAACP and...
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How Usable is Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act FOIA

From Springfield and home of the SJ-R, we hear a panel comprised of a journalist, lawyer and city official discuss the benefits and problems...

Legislative Black Caucus on Budget Cuts

Members of the Legislative Black Caucus tell reporters they feel betrayed by Gov Rauner's decision to cut $26 Million in Social Services, after a...

Correction Officers Say IL Prisons are Dangerously Understaffed

Springfield: Roberta Lynch, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 31, is joined by correction officers working in Illinois prisons, who lay out a series of...

Rep Elaine Nekritz (D) on Pensions & Budget

Rep Elaine Nekritz, who Chairs the House Cmte on Pensions, talks with us about where we stand now in terms of reforms to lower...

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...

Rep Ives (R) Takes Gov Rauner to Task for Making Illinois...

Chicago - The "Trust Act" was one of several pieces of legislation Republican conservatives said was why they broke with Gov Rauner.  Opponents say...

GOP Minority Leaders React to Gov. Rauner’s State of the State...

House Minority Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno react to Governor Rauner's State of the State Address.