CapitolView

  • Hosted by Bernie Schoenburg
  • Local Host Bruce Rushton

CapitolView is a weekly, roundtable discussion with Statehouse journalists and other political watchers.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register meets guests Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois and Amanda Vinicky of WTTW/Chicago Tonight to discuss the indictments of Mike McClain, Anne Pramaggiore, John Hooker, and Jay Doherty, the future of speaker and Democratic Chairman Mike Madigan. They also talk about Illinois going back to stage 3 COVID mitigations, Gov.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins retired UIS Political Scientist Kent Redfield and Dave McKinney of Chicago Public Radio to discuss the cancellation of the state veto session--how do things on the National and Black Caucus agendas get done? What is going to happen to Speaker Michael Madigan? What will Gov. Pritzker do about Madigan - if anything? What happens to the fiscal plan now since the graduated income tax amendment did not pass?

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register joins guests Charlie Wheeler, the retired Director of the Public Affairs Reporting Program at UIS, and Dave Dahl of WTAX NewsRadio to discuss Election 2020 and more.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of the State Journal-Register joins guests Hannah Meisel of NPR Illinois and Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois to discuss COVID guidelines for high school winter sports, as well as other coronavirus mitigations, the latest on the election and mail-in ballots, and the Black Caucus in the legislature coming together after veto session with various policy proposals.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register talks with guests Dave McKinney of Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ) and Charlie Wheeler of the University of Illinois Springfield about Rep. Chris Welch calling off hearings into House Speaker Michael Madigan until after the election, political ads, the latest on the graduated tax amendment, and the fight over Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride's retention.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Dave Dahl of WTAX NewsRadio and Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois discuss the latest on the ComEd/Madigan hearing, Gov. Pritzker in quarantine, Lieutenant Gov. Stratton's strategy on getting the graduated income tax passed, and what office seekers say in the wake of the first 2020 Presidential debate.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register joins guests Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois and Dave McKinney of Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ) to discuss Illinois' financial state, the investigative committee on ComEd, Gov. Pritzker's stance on high school football, State Sen. Terry Link's resignation, and the accusation that President Trump is understating the seriousness of the pandemic. 

Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois and Freelance Reporter Hannah Meisel to discuss the award of dispensary licenses to people who want to sell marijuana over the counter in Illinois, the House Investigative Committee on Mike Madigan, and the graduated income tax vs. flat income tax campaign.

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Host Bruce Rushton  of the Illinois Times joins guests Raymon Troncoso of Capitol News Illinois, and Emeritus UIS Professor Kent Redfield to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding ComEd and House Speaker Michael Madigan, plus the latest on COVID-19.

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Host Bruce Rushton of The Illinois Times joins guests Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois and Charlie Wheeler, retired Director of the Public Affairs Reporting Program at UIS, to discuss the latest on Covid-19 specifically an IDPH investigation into nursing homes, and the Republican National Convention.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of the State Journal-Register, with guests Dave Dahl of WTAX NewsRadio and Rebecca Anzel of Capitol News Illinois, discuss changes being made to statues on the Capitol grounds, the latest on COVID-19, cutbacks to the US Postal Service operations, some Illinois lawmakers getting mistreated by law enforcement, and remembering former Gov. Jim Thompson.

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Host Bruce Rushton of the Illinois Times, with guests Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois and Freelance Reporter Hannah Meisel discuss the latest in the ComEd indictment and House Speaker Michael Madigan, 2020 general elections, Gov. JB Pritzker and ethics reform, and the latest on COVID-19 in Illinois.

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Host Bruce Rushton of the Illinois Times talks with guests Dave Dahl of WTAX Radio and Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of the State Journal-Register joins guests Charlie Wheeler of the University of Illinois- Springfield and Rebecca Anzel of Capitol News Illinois to talk about the week's news in capitol politics.

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Host Bruce Rushton of the Illinois Times joins guests Charlie Wheeler of the Univeristy of Illinois- Springfield and Jerry Nowicki of Capitol News Illinois to talk about the week's news in capitol politics.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register talks with Dave Dahl of WTAX-Radio and Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois about the latest happenings in Springfield.

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Host Bernie Schoenburg of the State Journal-Register talks with Kent Redfield and Charlie Wheeler, both of the University of Illinois-Springfield.

In this episode, how Illinois' transition into a new phase of reopening is going, what the prospects look like for candidates in November, and more.

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Host Bruce Rushton of the Illinois Times talks with Sarah Mansur of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Charlie Wheeler of the University of Illinois - Springfield.

In this episode, Illinois prepares to move to Phase 4 of the governor's Reopen Illinois plan, plus all the week's news from the state capitol.

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Host Bruce Rushton talks with WTAX's Dave Dahl and Capitol News Illinois' Jerry Nowicki about the week's news from the Illinois Capitol.

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Host Bernard Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register talks with panelists Kent Redfield of the University of Illinois Springfield and Peter Hancock of Capitol News Illinois about the week in state government and politics.

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Host Bernard Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register talks with panelists Rebecca Anzel of Capitol News Illinois and Sam Dunklau of NPR Illinois about the week in state government and politics.