Illinois enters retirement savings biz, critics question state’s money-managing skills

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Illinois, Jobs + Growth, Labor, News  /  No Comments

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois businesses with 25 or more workers may soon be compelled to offer employees access to an IRA […]

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It’s the priorities, stupid

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Audio, Illinois, Media, State Budgets, State Government, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It is not just that Illinois has lived for more than a decade on budgets that weren’t “real.”
It’s that  the state’s upside down priorities became entrenched during those years of deficit spending, Democratic State Rep Jack Franks said.
Franks, the only Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives to consistently vote […]

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State lawmakers look to shift power away from Washington

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Congress, Florida, Government Regulation, Illinois, National, News, State Government, Transparency, Virginia  /  No Comments

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A movement is afoot from state lawmakers who believe the federal government has amassed far too much power, to the detriment of state authority and autonomy.

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Fat kids and drug cartels: The lessons 81 years after prohibition

By   /  December 8, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Audio, Illinois, Media, National, News, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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If you had a beer with the weekend’s football games or a glass of wine after some holiday shopping, then congratulations. You celebrated the 81st anniversary of the end of Prohibition.

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Illinois’ eavesdropping proposal aims to protect cops, government first

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Audio, Free Speech, Illinois, Media, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Calling Illinois’ proposed eavesdropping law a push to protect privacy is like calling a triple bacon cheeseburger a light snack.

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‘Eavesdropping’ rules head to governor

By   /  December 4, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate concurs with the House: Illinois needs protections for private communications. However, the issue of body […]

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