The numbers don’t add up for Illinois school kids

By   /  January 7, 2015  /  Audio, Education Blog, Illinois, Media, Pensions, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


If only school kids in Illinois were as important as school superintendents.

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Times are tough in Illinois? Public workers don’t care, want their $7.5B

By   /  January 7, 2015  /  Audio, Illinois, Media, Pensions, State Budgets, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill — “Business is bad, f-you pay me. Oh, you had a fire? F-you, pay me. Place got hit by lightning? F-you pay me.”
That’s the line from Goodfellas about how awful it is for a restaurant owner to get into business with the mob.
But that’s essentially the same line […]

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Medicaid card? Good luck

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Audio, Health Care, Illinois, Media, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

medicaid card

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Obamacare has added 9 million people to Medicaid rolls across the country, 600,000 people in Illinois alone.
But while almost 10 million people have a medical card, a new report says that’s about all they have.
Benjamin Yount talks with Jonathan Ingram, research director at the Foundation for Government Accountability, […]

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Get off the sidelines and even the playing field in D.C.

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Audio, Federal Government, Media, National, Power Abuse, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


When Alexis de Tocqueville walked the newly formed United States, he found a country brimming with hope and a new government of the people, by the people and for the people.

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What’s worse? A college’s victimhood or entitlement?

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Audio, Illinois, Media, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill — When the College of DuPage was caught trying to grab $20 million in taxpayer money it didn’t need, for a project it didn’t have, the college was not happy.
But when the watchdog group Open The Books kept seeking openness and transparency from Illinois’ largest community college, the […]

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Unemployment going down? Not if you’re young

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Audio, Jobs + Growth, Media, National, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


While the headlines loudly proclaim the nation’s jobless rate is falling, the headline for young workers seems to “but not for you.”

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