Illinois lawmakers betray their ignorance of the needs and opinions of taxpayers when they pass huge tax increases as a way out of the ongoing budget impasse, a policy expert said on a radio program recently.
The owner of a chain of Illinois news outlets — including this one — answered critics and defended the right of conservatives to have a voice in the largely blue state during a recent broadcast of a Chicago-based radio talk show that he co-hosts.
Democrat Chicago Alderman John Arena probably, for the short term, will get away with posting salty and inflammatory comments on his Facebook page but it won't last, the co-host of a Conservative Chicago-based radio talk show said during a recent broadcast.
Term limits are not a short-term solution to Illinois' financial problems, and when or if they are implemented, such limits must be done right or the result will be more of the same, co-founders of a conservative nonprofit said during a recent Chicago-based radio broadcast.
A Cook County Circuit Court judge's recent decision to support Chicago's 200-foot rule restricting where food trucks can go is limiting choice in the city, a marketing manager for a think tank said during a recent radio talk show.
There's a certain hypocrisy to House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of holding the budget process hostage for his wealthy friends and big business in general, a radio talk show's co-hosts said recently.
The Chicago alderman little known outside of the Windy City who recently tweeted his run for governor will end up a footnote in the race given the other talent the Democratic Party can summon, a host of a talk show recently said.
Slapping charter schools with $1.8 million in fines for being late on pension-fund payments is exactly the opposite of how the state should be treating such educational programs, a Chicago-based journalist said during a recent conservative radio talk show.
The state's largest public employee union is calling for Gov. Bruce Rauner to continue negotiating after talks were declared to be at an impasse earlier this month, but further talks with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) would be pointless, an attorney for a Chicago-based think tank said recently.