The pilot program currently has about 6,000 patients, not close to what advocates were hoping for at this point. They say there are number of reasons behind that - including the application process, and the state's failure to expand the list of qualifying conditions. Without legislative action, it will expire in January 2018.
On the next 21st: We speak with graduates of The Bunker, a business incubator for military veterans that helps startups grow. The Chicago-based organization recently expanded to seven other cities. We'll talk with Justin Walker, Executive Director, The Bunker Labs, Chicago; Starchup founder Dan Tobon and iCandy Homes' Kirby Atwell about their veteran-owned businesses.
Brain cancer claims the lives of about 15,000 people every year, and treatments are limited. On the today's show: we spoke with researchers who are trying to change that. Plus, what can we expect from Springfield lawmakers as the final week of session draws to a close?
An attempt to reach a deal on Governor Bruce Rauner's pro-business, anti-labor demands isn't working out for House Democrats, who are set to go it alone on a new state budget. House Speaker Michael Madigan says he told the Republican governor during a meeting Wednesday "he's not being real persuasive'' in negotiations that he's established with various groups of lawmakers. The measure passed later Wednesday, as House Republicans howled in protest.
In which the name Neville Chamberlain is dropped by our esteemed guest, Will Leitch. Will drops by to discuss the Cardinals side of the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry. Plus, a lot of social media talk. Come on aboard!