State Senator Jason Barickman

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November 13, 2018

Barickman: Republicans Split On Legalizing Marijuana

The sticking points for how to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois are getting a lot less sticky. That’s according to state Sen. Jason Barickman, a Bloomington Republican who said he wants a “seat at the table” when Gov.-elect JB Pritzker and Democratic lawmakers raise the issue again in 2019.


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November 13, 2018

A Pritzker Administration Preview; Illinois Sex Ed Laws; Former EU Parliament Member Robert Evans

On The 21st: Illinois law requires that all sex ed course material must “teach honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.” What might that mean for LGBT youth? Plus, Robert Evans, a former member of the European Parliament, joins us. But first, in two months JB Pritzker becomes our next governor. He takes office with a Democratic supermajority in the statehouse. We’ll take a look at what’s next in Springfield.


J.B. Pritzker, left, and Gov. Bruce Rauner

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November 13, 2018

Did Money Matter in Illinois’ Governor Race?

Governor-elect JB Pritzker now tops Donald Trump as the richest politician in America. Pritzker’s wealth has led to more questions about the role of money in politics, and led critics to question how much the Democrat’s personal wealth may have influenced his election win against Gov. Bruce Rauner.


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