Archive for March, 2014


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. 


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 unusual punishment." The Catholic Conference of Illinois in August joined other faith-based organizations in an amicus brief to the ...


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 and negatives of potentially moving Illinois from a flat income tax rate to a progressive income tax. Dan Lesser, a ...