News

31
Mar

The deadline to get bills through committees just passed, so we now have a better idea of which education bills have a chance to get a vote on the floor. Read our March 2014 Education Newsletter to find out which pieces of legislation are still alive. 

20
Mar

The Illinois Supreme Court today ruled that Adolfo Davis, who was sentenced to mandatory life without parole for crimes he commited as a juvenile, should receive a new sentencing hearing. The decision comes on the heels of the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Miller v. Alabama that such mandatory sentences "violate . . . the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and ...

18
Mar

March 17, 2014 show Illinois primary election is tomorrow, so Bob talks about the GOP race for governor and the hotly contested legislative races in the Chicagoland area with Dr. Chris Mooney, director of the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs. The final two segments of the show are devoted to a discussion of the positives ...

27
Feb

The deadline for the introduction of new bills for the spring legislative session was Feb. 14, so we've sifted through the new legislation for measures that would impact our Catholic schools. We break down the new initiatives in our February 2014 newsletter into three categories: appropriations, regulation, and school ...