A time to lead? Berkowitz w/likely IL Gov Candidate Gary Rabine, Part 2 of the Interview re IL's re-birth: this morning, 9:05 am, Cable Ch 19 in Chicago, or on the Web

Rabine says that entrepreneurial spirit would be used to ignite IL’s re-birth as a job center and engine of economic prosperity for IL’s citizens and families. Watch this morning in Chicago, Cable Ch. 19, 9:05 am.


 “Public Affairs,” show host Jeff Berkowitz interviews likely Gov Candidate Gary Rabine (R-Woodstock) about maintaining law and order (and not tolerating looting and riots),  capping and cutting property taxes, offering more school choice, attracting and growing jobs in IL , opening up IL’s economy and schools with vigor and safety and other issues relevant to Rabine’s apparently imminent campaign for Governor.

You give us 30 minutes and Gary Rabine gives you a different kind of politician than you are used to seeing, especially in IL. Rabine reeks of genuineness. And, his public policy positions are rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit and vision that have driven much of his life’s professional focus. Rabine says that entrepreneurial spirit would ignite IL’s re-birth as a job center and engine of economic prosperity for IL’s citizens and families.

This Sunday morning’s show, part 2 of our Rabine interview, airs thorough-out the City of Chicago proper on Cable Ch 19 (CAN TV) at 9:05 am (This airing is part of a two hour Illinois Channel package and it follows a 30 minute IL House GOP members’, Leader Durkin & IL State Trooper Moon press conference. 

You can also watch 24/7 the show featuring ditchdigger CEO Gary Rabine, Part 2, by clicking here.

Rabine, during the show, talks about the importance of letting police do high quality policing- to make our towns and cities safer.  He also discusses starting down a new path of prosperity for IL– one of much lower property taxes, more school choice, attracting jobs to, not repelling jobs from, IL, opening up IL’s economy and schools- with vigor, but in safety and other issues relevant to Rabine’s apparently imminent, campaign for Governor.

The show featuring Gary Rabine also airs:

–in Aurora this Monday at 6 pm on ACTV-10, also known as Cable Ch 10 and Aurora Community Television

–in Highland Park on this Monday and Wednesday night at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 19.

You can also watch 24/7 the show featuring ditchdigger CEO Gary Rabine, Part 2, by clicking here:


Rabine climbed the business ladder of success:

Right after graduating from High School, Gary entered the  entrepreneurial business world by starting a company focused on paving driveways in Lake and McHenry counties (Northeast IL).

Now, at the top of his business game, Gary Rabine is still “A Ditchdigger CEO” playing a major leadership role in his eleven small and medium sized companies- not just employing but inspiring more than three hundred, hard working, high spirited teammates- who share Gary’s strong desire to compete to provide the best possible services to their customers.

Rabine promises to attract people and jobs to IL: 

In 2022, Gary, if he is running for Gov, will offer his strong competitive and entrepreneurial spirit to IL’s citizensso IL can compete with states, adjacent and far away, to attract citizens to come to Illinois, after Gary has persuaded the Legislature to make reforms, making IL the land of:

–low property and low income taxes,

–safe streets, cities and villages,

— high performing schools (chosen by parents from a menu of charter, private voucher and traditional neighborhood schools),

–solid private sector job opportunities, and

–reformed and fiscally sound government budgets and balance sheets

Rabine would restructure IL’s pension liabilities:

In part 1 of this two part series, Gary Rabine, the ditchdigger CEO, highlighted the importance of  amending IL’s Constitution to permit its Governor and Legislature to negotiate w/unions a restructuring of the State’s and Cities’ massive $400 billion in pension liabilities to a more livable level.

Rabine would cap property taxes at 1% of market value (now in excess of 2% across the State of IL). And, restructuring the cities’ and villages’ pension liabilities would help IL’s municipalities lower property taxes while maintaining high quality services.  

Rabine: Open IL’s economy and schools:

In part 1 of the two shows, Rabine discussed how science and data supported keeping IL’s economy and schools safely open last year- and he emphasized that he would never have “Shut down the IL economy and schools,” as Gov. Pritzker did.  Now, says Rabine, IL is overdue to repair the damage from Gov. Pritzker’s mistaken shut-down – and open Illinois’ schools and economy.     

 A time to Lead?

Will Gary Rabine, Ditchdigger CEO, try to fix IL by making a run for Gov? To learn more about Gary’s and the other potential IL Gov candidates’ decisions, stay tuned to Public Affairs and the Illinois Channel.


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