The show hits the road and broadcasts live from WBEZ's new Northwest Indiana bureau. We speak with the mayor of Hammond, Tom McDermott and later hear the latest from the Front and Center series. Finally, Rick talks to sports columnist Mike Hutton and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.
A new website aims to give Illinois taxpayers a real-time snapshot of the state’s financial health — or lack thereof. “Beyond providing the day’s balances and transactions, the site allows taxpayers to inspect state revenues, expenses, contracts and salaries, all without having to move from their home computer,” Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said.
There are many types of ground-breakings. There are the unceremonious ones with no politicians in sight, and there are others where politicians line up to synchronize their shovel-holding for watching cameras. And then there’s the kind that Jesse Jackson Jr. wants to have on April 21.
Back in early January, on the first day of the Indiana General Assembly session, hundreds of pro-union organizers greeted lawmakers as they came to work in Indianapolis.It was loud, boisterous and heated as unions geared up for a fight with Republican lawmakers and tried to prevent a right-to-work b