THE RAMIFICATIONS OF ILLINOIS SENATE BILL 16 CURRENTLY IN THE ILLINOIS HOUSE HAS SUBURBAN LAWMAKERS EXPLAINING THAT YOUR MONEY WOULD GO TO SPRINGFIELD FOR DISPURSEMENT OUTSIDE YOUR DISTRICT, MAINLY CHICAGO AND DOWNSTATE…..FRUSTRATING FOR STATE SENATOR PAM ALTHOFF…ENOUGH TO CO-HOST A PUBLIC FORUM ON EDUCATION FUNDING ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH (6:30pm to 8:30pm) AT THE MCHENRY WEST HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. STEW COHEN TALKS TO SENATOR ALTHOFF.
The Chicago area public transportation system is a huge responsibility for the Metra Board of Directors. Millions of people commute every day. Without the smooth flow of public transit’s buses and trains, the roads in Chicagoland would become gridlocked fairly quickly. The economy is directly tied into the movement of traffic…so the job Marc Munaretto does for Metra is very significant. Munaretto is a new Metra board member representing the northwest suburbs. Stew Cohen talked to Marc Munaretto on his thoughts about transit services.
This may be the first time domestic violence has received attention in every living room in America. A pro football player was seen on a YouTube video punching his then fiancé in the face and then dragging her through the open door of the elevator. For this, the National Football League changed its earlier ruling on Ray Rice and suspended him indefinitely while Rice’s team, the Baltimore Ravens cut him. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and on October 8, the historic Woodstock Square in McHenry County, Illinois becomes the site of a very dramatic and emotional candlelight vigil for domestic violence victims and their family members. Stew Cohen interviews Turning Point Executive Director Jane Farmer.