J.B. Pritzker

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April 25, 2019 - News Local/State

Illinois Governor: ‘No Concerns’ About Report Of Fed Probe

Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he has "no concerns at all" about a media report that federal authorities are investigating a property tax break he got by taking toilets out of a Chicago mansion he owns.

Alan Levine

April 24, 2019 - The 21st Show

Newly Proposed FOID Card Changes; IL Nursing Homes Closing; State Trooper Crashes; Baby Bison in IL

If you want to buy a gun in Illinois, you need to get a background check, but you don’t have to submit fingerprints. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office says it’s time to change that. Plus, nursing homes around the state have been closing for financial reasons, and advocates say it’s going to get worse. And you might know FermiLab for its cutting-edge physics research, but they also keep up to 30 bison that you can go and see. The first calf of the year was born just this weekend.

Keith Srakocic/AP

April 23, 2019 - The 21st Show

What Happens When IL Raises Taxes; Trauma Informed Healthcare; Sears Suing Former Chairman

Illinois Republicans say that changing our income tax system will drive businesses out of the state. Is that true? We’ll look back into our recent history and talk about whether taxes really cause people to leave. Plus, Illinois healthcare professionals are working on the best ways to help children deal with trauma, including a new collaborative at the University of Chicago. And, the long decline of Sears has taken an unexpected turn. The retailer is now suing its former chairman and CEO Eddie Lampert saying that he stole billions of dollars. 

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