Governor appoints former aide as comptroller

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

SPRINGFIELD — Jerry Stermer, a former budget director and chief of staff for Gov. Pat Quinn, will take over the […]

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Quinn orders special session of Legislature; Showdown over comptroller may test bipartisan vibe

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday either played a political master shot or announced a bid to rob […]

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Medicaid card? Good luck

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

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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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Rauner: State still over-spending

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

State spending may get worse before it gets better. Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Tuesday said he expects Illinois state agencies […]

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

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Abuse of power, 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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Eavesdropping bill thrills no one, but doesn’t give police green light to arrest

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

SPRINGFIELD – Does a proposed replacement for Illinois’ eavesdropping law give police the green light to arrest people for recording […]

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