Posts tagged "2014 Governor's race"

On the campaign trail with Gov. Pat Quinn: social issues as important as jobs? IL way below the median U. S. unemployment rate?

Gov. Quinn: I think those [social issues the economy and jobs] are all important issues. I don’t think we should divide issues. Every issue counts… This reporter caught up with Gov. Quinn last night at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, in the Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie, IL.  The Governor had just finished his talk... Read more »

Could State Rep. Jeanne Ives be the first IL female Governor? Watch Rep. Ives w/Berkowitz on Cable/Web and you decide

Tonight’s Chicago Metro Suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” features State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton).   The show airs throughout 24 Chicago Metro suburbs tonight at 8:30 pm, as indicated below. Ives debates and discusses with show host Jeff Berkowitz whether the 2011 state income tax increase should be allowed to sunset next year, as provided for... Read more »

Better than Chris Wallace w/Barack Obama: Berkowitz w/ Gov. Jim Edgar and Gov wannabees Kirk Dillard and Bruce Rauner

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features the contrast of the Republican Governor of Illinois in the 1990s, Jim Edgar with Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for Governor this year and Senator Dillard, the man who came within three points of blocking Rauner from being the nominee of their Party. You can also... Read more »

Way better than WTTW's "My Chicago": Berkowitz w/State Senator Steve Rauschenberger on fixing IL Government, Cable and Web

Steve Rauschenberger: …Illinois is a clear exception. Most states…are recovering– their unemployment is down, their tax revenues are up; they have balanced budgets; they are out of debt. Illinois is an exception. ************************** Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” features Steve Rauschenberger, who was a Republican State Senator (from Elgin) from... Read more »

Better than March Madness: Berkowitz w/Prof. Dye on cutting state spending or raising tax rates; left-wing bias on Public TV; and fixing schools. Watch on Cable/Web

Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” features Professor Richard Dye, who taught economics for  several decades at Lake Forest College and now is co-director of the Fiscal Futures Project at the Institute for Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, Chicago. The program airs in its usual 8:30... Read more »

Did WGN’s Paul Lisnek go soft on Gov candidate Rutherford because they share similar gay rights views? Will Lisnek debate Berkowitz on this and other journalistic issues?

Paul Lisnek: …I challenge liberal guests with conservative questions and conservative guests with liberal viewpoints. Jeff Berkowitz: …I disagree with your self-assessment of impartiality.  You are often aggressive … when you have a guest with conservative viewpoints on your show but you specialize in softballs with someone who takes a liberal stance.  *********************************************************************** Paul Lisnek:... Read more »

Better than one of Carol Marin's "factual pieces," on the IL Gov race on NBC-5; Berkowitz w/Berkowitz on the Governor's race,Cable and the Web

We are going to give you the winner of the Republican Primary Governor’s race more than 30 days before the election on March 18, 2014…and the winner of the November, 2014 Governor’s race, including a detailed assessment of why each candidate did as well or as poorly as he, in fact, will do. The  show featuring... Read more »

Better than Downton Abbey: Berkowitz w/State Rep. Ives, airing in the Chicago Metro suburbs and in Rockford-- and on the Web

Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz, featuring State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), airs tonight (Tuesday) at 8:30 pm in 24 North and Northwest Chicago Metro suburbs on  Comcast Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette. and on Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park,... Read more »

Better than Bill O'Reilly interviewing Carol Marin: Berkowitz w/State Sen. Bill Brady on Cable and the Web

This week’s Chicago Suburban edition of Public Affairs, featuring State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) , debating and discussing with show host Jeff Berkowitz how state pension reform should be accomplished,  how political/public policy  leadership should be exercised, the likely 2014 Republican gubernatorial primary candidates and likely winner, airs tonight in 24 North and Northwest Chicago... Read more »