Archive for January, 2019

22
Jan

Gov. JB Pritzker today marked the 46th anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion across the country by signing an executive order ensuring that all state worker health insurance plans cover the procedure as called for by a controversial Illinois law. Legislation allowing taxpayer funds to be used for elective abortions for state workers and Medicaid clients passed the Illinois legislature during the Spring 2017 session, and was ...

21
Jan

Jan. 21, 2019 show Alex Berenson, author of the just-released book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” joins Bob to talk about the effects that marijuana has on psychosis, which can lead to an increase in violence. Illinois lawmakers are expected to legalize recreational marijuana this spring, and new Gov. JB Pritzker has said he supports the initiative. The Catholic Conference opposes legalization. Next, Anthony Holter, executive director of Empower Illinois, talks about the just-opened application ...

16
Jan

More than 30,000 students across Illinois last night applied for the second year of the new Tax Credit Scholarship program, according to the largest scholarship-granting organization in the state. A press release from Empower Illinois states that more than 24,400 families representing over 30,000 students visited its website for the opening of the application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. "This demand clearly illustrates both the need and support for this ...

12
Jan

Snow didn't dampen the spirit of a Tax Credit Scholarship celebration today at St. Mary Star of the Sea School in Chicago, as more than 250 parents, students, faculty and community members -- including Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan -- showed up for the festivities. Principals of the six Catholic schools in the combined 22nd House/11th Senate districts thanked Madigan for his support of the 2017 legislation that created the scholarship program and ...