Thursday, September 19, 2019

Criminal Justice Reform in Illinois

From Chicago: Gov Rauner signs five bills into law that will change the future of Criminal prosecution in Illinois, with the goal of reducing...

Battle Over Raising Illinois’ Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

From the State Capitol: Rep Mary Flowers (D) defended her proposal to have the Illinois minimum wage rise to $15/hour, and brought in several...

Illinois First Lady, Diane Rauner on Fighting Childhood Poverty in Illinois

From the City Club of Chicago:  First Lady Diane Rauner, who heads the "An Ounce of Prevention" fund, shares data showing the impoverished areas...

Jesse White on Saving Lives Through Organ Donations

From Chicago:  Sec of State Jesse White speaks to the need for greater organ donations, which will save the lives of those in need....

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...

With the Economy Jumping 3.2% in the first Quarter, Author Steve...

Chicago - Our contributor Jeff Berkowitz goes One-o-One with Steve Moore, nominated by President Trump to the Federal Reserve Board of Directors,...

JB Pritzker Selects State Rep Juliana Stratton as His Running Mate...

In the race for Governor 2018, with the primary election now seven months out, JB Pritzker announced he has selected State Rep Juliana Stratton,...

Education Funding Remains in Limbo, as Governor and Democratic Leaders Trade...

State Capitol, July 26, 2017 -- It was a Special Session of the legislature at the Capitol, where the lawmakers were supposed to take...

Democrat Lawmakers Propose Legislative Package they Call the “Illinois Comeback Agenda”

From the State Capitol:  The day after Republican House members talked with the press about their frustration and desire to move legislation, House and...

Gov. Rauner calls lawmakers back to Springfield Wednesday to take action...

Chicago:  Gov Rauner today announced he's calling a Special Session of the legislature on Wednesday, to address the education funding bill. Earlier, the Governor held...

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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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