Archive for November, 2014


Nov. 24, 2014 show Dr. Miguel Diaz of Loyola University joins Bob to talk about President Obama's executive action regarding immigration. Dr. Diaz is The John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service at Loyola and former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, serving from 2009-2012. Next up, Randi Belisomo, a reporter for WGN-TV and CLTV, joins Bob to talk about the importance of having those key discussions with family members about end-of-life decisions. The Catholic Conference is currently ...


Recent news has focused on the hardships of individuals who work at minimum wage jobs. The current minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25 per hour, $1 more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Proposals in the state legislature call for increasing the minimum wage to $11 an hour, although we do not expect action before the current General Assembly ends in January. Our Illinois ...


The fall legislative veto session begins Nov. 19, but CCI is expecting little action on education-related issues. So, we jump ahead to the upcoming spring legislative session and review the just -approved goals for the new, two-year General Assembly that will be seated on Inauguration Day in January. Read all about it in the November 2014 Education Newsletter.