This week, same-sex marriage legislation signed into law, the prospects for resolving the state pension crisis in a December special session, and gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's success in raising campaign funds.
Listen to the complete 75th Anniversary re-creation of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre broadcast of 1938.
H.G. Wells' classic tale of invaders from Mars, originally adapted for radio for Halloween in 1938, as performed at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield from the original Welles script and featuring live sound effects.
CAST: Gus Gordon, Tony Libri, Don Schneider, Johnny Molson, Bob Murray, Flynn Hanners, Jim Leach, and Bryan Boes.
This week's topics include gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner's choice for his Lt. Governor running mate, the state deal with Amtrak to keep shorter-run rail lines running, and new license requirements for all-terrain-vehicles.
This week's topics include the rollout of the Affordable Care Act in Illinois, how the Federal Shutdown is affecting the state, and the debate over tax breaks for Archer Daniels Midland and other companies.
This week's topics include a court decision preventing Governor Quinn from blocking Illinois lawmakers' pay, the Illinois Democratic Party's official endorsement of Pat Quinn in the next gubernatorial race, and new reports indicating that conditions in the state's juvenile detention facilities are not improving.
This week's topics include Bill Daley's decision to drop out of the Democratic Primary for Illinois Governor, legal arguments over Governor Quinn's suspension of lawmakers' pay, and debate before the Illinois Supreme Court on the legality of changing retirees' health care.
This weekend through next week, two motion picture classics from 1962 will alternate screenings at the Lincoln Theater 4 in Lincoln, Illinois - To Kill a Mockingbird and Lawrence of Arabia. Bob Meyer talks with independent theater owner David Lanterman about the two movies' enduring appeal and the advantages of screening great films of the past alongside the latest Hollywood releases.
This week's topics include Democratic Party choices for endorsement of a Governor candidate, Secretary of State Jesse White announces he'll seek re-election, and the controversy over Capitol Building renovations continues.