Tag: Chicago casino

Watch Berkowitz & Martin discuss 2019 IL Veto Session, Serafin Party, Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker, on Cable & Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features a review of the IL legislative veto session just concluded, providing the homespun, downstate perspective of the Illinois Channel’s Executive Director– the kinder, gentler Terry Martin– and the sometimes acerbic but always fair comments of the Illinois Channel’s Chicago Bureau Chief– Jeff Berkowitz. Gov. Pritzker and... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz w Chicago Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson tonite in Chicago, 8:30 pm & Midnight, Cable Ch. 21 & Web

Wilson contends Preckwinkle should be “Disqualified” from the Mayoral race not only for the 116 K that Ed Burke raised for Toni… Similarly, Willie Wilson argues that both Bill Daley and Gery Chico have been practicing pay to play… How can voters believe anything coming out of Mendoza’s mouth, asks Willie. ********** Tonight’s City of... Read more »

Governor Rauner's Turnaround Agenda and the Grand Bargain: Of Rauner's Chicago City Council visit, reforms and new revenue

—Gov. Rauner’s City Council visit– why he came. When Governor Rauner was asked yesterday why he was wasting his time talking to Chicago’s City Council (50 relatively inconsequential Democrats) when he could be back in Springfield negotiating with Speaker Madigan and Senate President Cullerton a deal on the Fiscal 2016 budget, he just  smiled and... Read more »
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OMG, IL Gov. Rauner holds a six minute press conference w/the Chicago media, covering Turnaround legislation, gaming, education, worker comp reform and more

Supplemented extensively with links and revisions at 7:45 pm on Monday. In what seems like (and might actually be) his first press conference with the Chicago media in about two months, Illinois’ Governor, Bruce Rauner (R-Winnetka), elected on November 4, 2014,  answered questions for six minutes this morning from Mary Ann Ahearn (NBC-5), Paris Schutz... Read more »