Erika Harold is a former Miss America, attorney and running for Attorney General of Illinois. She joined Dan and Amy to talk about her run against Lisa Madigan, and the announcement that Governor Rauner will sign the sanctuary state bill.
Illinois State Representative Jeanne Ives is taking some heat for linking to an opinion column on transgender issues. Ives joined Dan and Amy to talk about it, plus the continuing fight over school funding in the state of Illinois and the fight over sanctuary city funding between Chicago and the Trump administration.
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday followed through on his promise to veto a school funding bill, taking aim at hundreds of millions of dollars in help for cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools. Illinois State Senator Dan McConchie joined Dan Proft and Shaun Thompson with reaction to the school funding situation:
The battle over education funding in Illinois is heating up. Republicans are gearing up to get enough votes to protect Rauner's amendatory veto which promises more money for all districts across the state.
Gov. Bruce Rauner says he plans to rewrite a Democrat-passed education funding formula bill, setting up a likely showdown with Democrats who control the General Assembly. Governor Rauner joined Dan and Chicago Tribune Columnist John Kass to discuss the budget debate and education funding:
Gov. Bruce Rauner is now calling on the leaders in Springfield to release a bill that reforms public school funding in the state. The governor says he will not sign into law a new school funding formula bill unless money is moved from Chicago Public Schools to other districts.
Illinois’ first budget after two years is filled with partial outlines to address its debt-ridden pension system and unpaid bill backlog — signs that political fighting and the fiscal mess in the nation’s fifth-largest state are far from over. In addition to all of the things that aren’t covered in the budget, there are the […]
WGN TV has begun to report on the glut of people moving across the border into Wisconsin and Indiana. They highlighted a couple of local businesses, one that is toughing out and staying here and another that has already fled the state.