Chris Kennedy at a University of Illinois Board of Trustees meeting in 2014.
Illinois Public Media
June 07, 2017

Chris Kennedy On Why He Should Be Governor Of Illinois

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy talked about a labor group's endorsement of one of his rivals, Illinois' property tax system and whether marijuana should be legalized, in an interview originating at public radio station WBEZ in Chicago.


Comptroller Susana Mendoza addresses a women's march earlier this year in Springfield.
Brian Mackey/NPR Illinois
June 07, 2017

Interview: ‘I Shouldn’t Have This Much Power’

Illinois government has been deadlocked on a state budget for 23 months. During that time, the once-perfunctory job of comptroller has gained in power and prominence. On paper, Susana Mendoza is simply in charge of paying the state's bills. But because there’s not nearly enough money to meet Illinois’ obligations, Mendoza must decide who to pay in what order.


Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss
Seth Perlman/AP
June 06, 2017

State Sen. Daniel Biss Wants The Big Office At The Capitol

State Senator and Democratic candidate for governor Daniel Biss joined WBEZ's Morning Shift on Monday after the end of the Illinois legislature’s spring session, which again saw lawmakers unable to approve a budget. Biss talked about his approach to raising taxes, his relationship with House Speaker Michael Madigan, and more.


Stuart A. Wright
Chicago Police Department
June 06, 2017

Illinois Issues: Officials Wage War Against Hate

The General Assembly passed legislation aimed at strengthening hate crime laws after a post-presidental-campaign spike in bias incidents. Gov. Bruce Rauner and Attorney General Lisa Madigan each pushed a separate piece of hate crime legislation. Both sailed through the General Assembly.


Entrance to the McLean County Nursing Home in Normal.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
June 05, 2017

Some, Not All, County Nursing Homes In Illinois Are Thriving

Faced with mounting costs and voter rejection of a tax increase, the Champaign County Board is looking for a broker for the possible sale of its nursing home to a private operator. They wouldn’t be the first county in central Illinois to decide that that running a nursing home was no longer viable for them. But there are some nearby counties that are running nursing homes with little or no financial trouble.


'Morning Shift' host Tony Sarabia discusses a listener question with Gov. Bruce Rauner during 'Ask the Governor' on Feb. 10, 2017.
Gabrielle Wright/WBEZ
June 03, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner On Budget Impasse, Minimum Wage, And More

Staring down a litany of economic problems and a June 30 deadline to ensure schools will open in the fall, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner continued to blame Democratic legislative leaders Friday for the lack of a state budget deal, as the top Senate Democrat predicted the governor will be “toast” if he doesn’t do his part to end the stalemate.


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