Archive for 2021

Watch Berkowitz and Martin: Will Aurora Mayor Irvin join IL Governor's contest in early 2022? Will Ken Griffin spend hundreds of millions to give IL a new Governor who will restore public safety and fiscal sanity? Did Dems' prosecutor Foxx & Chief Judge Evans cause massive increase in homicides & shootings by abusing their discretion? Cable & web

_ Could Pritzker lose the Governor’s mansion while hoping to move to the White House? — Will Ken Griffin give the GOP or a Gov candidate $300 million needed to elect a Governor, statewide candidates, and legislative candidates? Martin: “Who cares if Mayor Irvin  voted for a Democrat. It’s immaterial…Reagan was a Dem before becoming... Read more »

Better than Christmas and Chanukah rolled into one, Watch Berkowitz’s interview w/GOV candidate Jesse Sullivan, Part 1, airing in Chicago tonight on Cable- & on the Web, 24/7. Also, watch Part 2, 24/7 on the web.

Watch Berkowitz’s interview w/GOV candidate Jesse Sullivan, Part 1, airing in Chicago tonight on Cable- and on the Web, 24/7. Could a GOP Governor like Jesse Sullivan reform Dem dominated IL? How? Those two questions perhaps should dominate the IL Gov race.   We raise them both, in a matter of fashion. You decide if... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz interview author Matt Rosenberg about what pisses Matt off about CPS’ pervasive failures and Chicago’s and Cook County’s massive failure to protect huge chunks of their citizens from violent crime, Cable and Web

Author Matt Rosenberg:  If you are talking about [improving] CPS, We need to lift the cap on charter school growth. Our state legislature has to approve a more robust framework for school choice… Jeff Berkowitz: …should parents be telling the Chicago public schools what to teach? Rosenberg:..I like activist parents because … they are invested... Read more »
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Watch Berkowitz & Martin discuss IL’s shaky budget projections & Pritzker’s poor fiscal performance on unemployment, jobs &public sector pensions, Cable/Web

SUNDAY, Dec 12, 1:30 am Berkowitz and Martin discuss IL’s much higher unemployment rate than each of its neighbors… ********* Gov Pritzker is cutting ribbons several days a week, taking credit for handing out… chunks of IL’s $45 billion capital budget slush fund… Watch Jeff Berkowitz and Terry Martin discuss IL’s shaky five year budget... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz interview author Matt Rosenberg about what pisses Matt off about CPS’ pervasive historic failures and Chicago’s and Cook County’s massive failure to protect many of their citizens from violent crime, Cable and Web

Author Matt Rosenberg:  If you are talking about [improving] CPS, We need to lift the cap on charter school growth. Our state legislature has to approve a more robust framework for school choice… **** Jeff Berkowitz: …should parents be telling the Chicago public schools what to teach? Rosenberg:..I like activist parents because … they are... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz discuss w/author Matt Rosenberg his new book: What Next, Chicago? Notes of a pissed-off Native Son, Cable & Web

Author Matt Rosenberg: The Chicago Teachers Union is the major obstacle to reform at CPS… **** Matt Rosenberg: I want Ray Lopez to run for Chicago Mayor. He is the one Chicago alderman [15th Ward] to call out the racial essentialism that Lori Lightfoot spouts. He says Chicago’s problem is the borderline breakdown of the... Read more »
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Watch: will IL’s soaring crime, taxes, public sector pension liabilities & abuse of parents by the IL State Board of Education and teachers' unions make Pritzker a one term Gov? on Cable/Web.

Key GOV Race issues: Better than Jake Tapper’s State of the Union, Jeff Berkowitz and Terry Martin discuss the State of Illinois and the key IL 2022 gubernatorial election issues: soaring violent crime (especially in Chicago), skyrocketing IL property taxes, falling IL home property values, imploding IL public sector pensions (now a $110K liability for... Read more »

You give Berkowitz & Martin 30 minutes and they will give you the true skinny on what you need to know about IL politics & public policy

“Public Affairs,” airs in the City of Chicago: -Tonight at 9:03 pm on Cable Ch 21 (CAN TV) -This Saturday at 9:03 am on Cable Ch 21 -This Sunday at 8:33 am on Cable Ch 19 and you can also watch it 24/7 by clicking here Key GOV Race issues: Jeff Berkowitz and Terry Martin... Read more »

Give Berkowitz and Martin 30 minutes and they'll give you the National and IL big picture about public policy and politics. Watch on cable or the Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Jeff and Terry discussing the national and IL political pathologies, summarized below. You can watch the show in Chicago on Cable Ch 21 tonight at 8:30 pm or midnight or tomorrow night at 9:02 pm You can also watch the show 24/7 by clicking here You... Read more »
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You give Berkowitz and Martin 30 minutes and they will give you the key aspects of IL’s and the nation’s public policy issues that the mainstream media won’t tell you. Watch on Cable/Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features key IL and national public policy issues: summarized below. You can watch the show tonight at 8:30 pm or midnight on Cable Ch 21 You can also watch the show 24/7 by clicking here  (or in Aurora or Rockford, see below for airing details).   Watch... Read more »