April 21 marks the 100th day since Governor Bruce Rauner took office in Illinois. It’s a milestone traditionally used to take stock of how things have gone so far. We focus on two issues that have dominated these first few months: the state of Illinois’s finances and the governor’s fight to challenge unions.
We discuss the effect of the income tax rollback in Illinois. We find out how the Affordable Care Act may affect your 2014 return. And, author Tom Geoghegan sees a connection between the decline in union power and the rise in income inequality.
Brazilians head to the polls on Oct. 5 for the first round of presidential elections. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and candidate Marina Silva, are in a close race. Marcelo Jarmendia, founder and director of Brazil in Chicago, explains Silva's momentum.