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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Big government wants its share of the sharing economy

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Audio, Jobs + Growth, Media, National, Regulations, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —  Whether it is using an app to get a ride home or find a place to stay, the so-called sharing economy in the United States has blossomed in the past few years.
But, as a new report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University explains, government regulators in […]

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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


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

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

prohibition ends

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


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

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