Tag: Mike Madigan

Has Gov. Rauner already lost to Dem JB Pritzker in the Governor's race? Berkowitz w/pundit Robling, Cable & Web

Chris Robling [pundit]:…What we are talking about is an irreparably broken relationship between Rauner and the base of the State GOP, which will cause Pritzker to win, so Republicans will have zero re-districting influence in 2021. Berkowitz: … I will discuss, at the end of tonight’s show, how to repair the relationship between Rauner and... Read more »

President Cullerton: The Cullerton-Rauner pension reform legislation is alive and well

Video and audio link to President Cullerton’s remarks and audience Q/A added at 9:45 am on Tuesday, see below. The nature of yesterday’s press conference with Senate President Cullerton [which followed City Club of Chicago President Jay Doherty’s intro, Cullerton’s remarks on IL K-12 state, public school funding and audience Q/A] was such that most... Read more »

Gov. Rauner's Turnaround Agenda and the State Budget Impasse: Berkowitz w/IL Republican House Leader Durkin, Cable and Web

Republican State House Leader Jim Durkin:  …If the Democrats want revenue, they need to get reforms passed first. I am always going to keep an open mind to any proposal from the Democrats. But. … Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public Affairs,” features Republican State House Leader Jim Durkin.   The show airs throughout the... Read more »
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Watch on cable and the web WBEZ's Wildeboer and Ex- Fed prosecutor Polales dissect, with Berkowitz, Rod Blagojevich's second trial.

Today’s City of Chicago edition  of Public Affairs features two consecutive episodes of the TV show, “Public Affair with Jeff Berkowitz,” focusing on the federal Chicago retrial of former Illinois Governor, Congressman and State Rep. Rod Blagojevich.      The arrest, impeachment and conviction of Blagojevich, following on the heels of the arrest and conviction of  George Ryan.      ... Read more »

The IL GOP, Fired up and Ready to Go?

The State GOP’s leader Borrowing a favorite chant of then presidential candidate, Barack Obama, it appears that the State GOP is “Fired up and ready to go.” Further, by the end of Tuesday, it will become the party of diversity, at least when it come to having picked its leader. After all, the real leader of the state GOP, at... Read more »