WBEZ | Peter Roskam http://www.wbez.org/tags/peter-roskam Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: The uncertainty of planning for retirement http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-11-04/morning-shift-uncertainty-planning-retirement-109070 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Retirement Flickr 401(K) 2013.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We talk with a financial planner about why so many middle-class Americans says they&#39;ll never be able to retire. We also check in how Chicago&#39;s Bulls, &#39;Hawks and Bears are faring. And, a look at the connection between race, class, and fashion.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-the-uncertainty-of-planning-for-reti/embed?header=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-the-uncertainty-of-planning-for-reti.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-the-uncertainty-of-planning-for-reti" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: The uncertainty of planning for retirement" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:33:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-11-04/morning-shift-uncertainty-planning-retirement-109070 Morning Shift: Congress passes deal to re-open government and raise debt ceiling http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-10-17/morning-shift-congress-passes-deal-re-open-government <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Flickr geetarchurchy.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After narrowly avoiding a default on its debt, the U.S. government is back open. We hear from a trio of Illinois Congressmen about why they voted how they did for the deal. (Photo: Flickr/law_kid)</p><div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-death-of-neighborhood-high-schools/embed?header=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-death-of-neighborhood-high-schools.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-death-of-neighborhood-high-schools" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Congress passes deal to re-open government and raise debt ceiling" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-10-17/morning-shift-congress-passes-deal-re-open-government The Morning Shift: Two years in, how do you view Mayor Emanuel? http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-05-16/morning-shift-two-years-how-do-you-view-mayor-emanuel <p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-morning-shift-two-years-in-how-do-you-view-rah.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-morning-shift-two-years-in-how-do-you-view-rah" target="_blank">View the story "The Morning Shift: Two years in, how do you view Mayor Emanuel?" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 10:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-05-16/morning-shift-two-years-how-do-you-view-mayor-emanuel Morning Shift: Rep. Roskam, retirement and restaurants http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-05-15/morning-shift-rep-roskam-retirement-and-restaurants <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Ohio House Chu.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, how to save for retirement and the oldest diners in Chicago. <script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-morning-shift-roskam-retirement-and-restaurant.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/the-morning-shift-roskam-retirement-and-restaurant" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Roskam, Retirement, and Restaurants" on Storify</a>]<h1>Morning Shift: Roskam, Retirement, and Restaurants</h1><h2>U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, how to save for retirement, and the oldest diners in Chicago. </h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ"></a>&middot; Wed, May 15 2013 07:24:27</p><div><b>Roskam</b> - <p>U.S. Rep. 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We'll find out the answer, and we want to hear about your favorite diners and diner stories.&nbsp;</div></noscript></p></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 09:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-05-15/morning-shift-rep-roskam-retirement-and-restaurants Notes on VAWA, 2016 and Illinois Republicans http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2013-03/notes-vawa-2016-and-illinois-republicans-105909 <p><p><em>(Above: In this 2012 video to his constituents, Rep. Peter Roskam extolled the Violence Against Women Act. Last month, he voted against it.</em>)</p><p>Everybody knows the Violence Against Women Act passed last week -- after major controversy because of Republican objections over an expansion of tribal court jurisdiction (to pursue non-Natives who commit rape on Native lands) and the inclusions of LGBTQ people. In the&nbsp; end, a bipartisan effort helped move the bill through.<br /><br />Everybody also knows every single vote against it was Republican.<br /><br />Here, however, are a few things to consider about the vote, the VAWA, 2016 and Illinois Republicans.<br /><br />* Though the VAWA passed by a bipartisan majority, it&rsquo;s being maimed by the sequestration. More than $20 million -- a 5 percent cut across the board -- will be<a href="http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/03/violence_against_women_act_seq.html"> slashed from programs</a>, leaving as many as 34,000 victims without service in the next budget year. At the state levels, programs could see additional cuts of more than $5 million, potentially abandoning thousands more. So the program, which has seemed like the lonely bipartisan light in the 113th Congress, could turn out to be more symbolic than substantial.<br /><br />* Every single GOP 2016 presidential aspirant in the U.S. Senate voted against the VAWA: John Cornyn of Texas, Ron Portman of Ohio, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Florida&rsquo;s Marco Rubio.</p><p>Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Arizona&rsquo;s John McCain, usually two peas in a pod, split their votes: Graham, terrified of a primary challenge next year, voted nay, while McCain voted aye.</p><p>Among the other GOP senators supporting VAWA were New Hampshire&rsquo;s &ldquo;It Girl&rdquo; Kelly Ayotte, outgoing Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, Alaska&rsquo;s Lisa &ldquo;Fighting the Tea Party Has Set Me Free&rdquo; Murkowski, the Maine twins Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins and even Louisiana&rsquo;s David Vitter, who probably voted without irony.<br /><br />Illinois Senators Dick Durbin voted in favor while Mark Kirk, still recouping from health problems, didn&rsquo;t vote.<br /><br />* The GOP House leadership split: Paul Ryan, perhaps remembering the way women voted in the last presidential campaign, voted for it. Eric Cantor, the Majority Whip, voted against it. Speaker John Boehner, as is his custom, didn&rsquo;t vote.<br /><br />* Not every single Democrat in Congress voted for the VAWA. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa of Texas <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/roll_call/sublist/10664?party=Democrat&amp;vote=Abstain">abstained</a>.<br /><br />* Every single Democratic member of the Illinois congressional delegation voted in favor but they were joined by four of the state&rsquo;s Republicans: Rodney Davis, Adam Kinzinger, Aaron Schock and John Shimkus.<br /><br />* Schock not only actively supported the legislation, he and Dem Rep Betty McCullm co-sponsored an important amendment: the McCullom-Schock International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act, which <a href="http://wlds.com/news/413-schock-votes-for-violence-against-women-act">promotes the empowerment of girls in developing countries</a> at risk of child marriage. (Weird fact: In spite of this forward looking bill, Schock <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412314_Aaron_Schock">votes with his party</a> 95 percent of the time -- even more than Paul Ryan.)<br /><br />* Davis was one of 16 Republican reps who signed <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/11/vawa-reauthorization_n_2665599.html">a letter urging the GOP leadership</a> to pass the bill.<br /><br />* Illinois&rsquo; strangest vote might be Rep. Peter Roskam&rsquo;s nay. A prior supporter of the bill, Roskam gave a 2012 video report to his constituents in which he refers to VAWA quite positively.<br /><br />&quot;I&rsquo;m here to report some good news,&rdquo; Roskam says, looking straight at the camera. &quot;(VAWA) is a very important piece of legislation that is in place to protect victims of domestic violence, and sexual assault and stalking, things that nobody is tolerant of and we all need to be unanimous in fighting against.&rdquo;<br /><br />This time around, though, Roskam had &ldquo;<a href="http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/news/crosby/18560388-418/a-victim-can-be-anybody.html">questions</a> of constitutionality as well as the lack of certain conscience protections within the bill.&rdquo;&nbsp; He hasn&rsquo;t said what those are. exactly.<br /><br />Illinois&#39; other nay vote was Rep. Randy Hultgren.<br />&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2013-03/notes-vawa-2016-and-illinois-republicans-105909 Biggert, Manzullo, Roskam, Shimkus show up for remap court fight http://www.wbez.org/story/biggert-manzullo-roskam-shimkus-show-remap-court-fight-94160 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-May/2011-05-22/photo 1.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Four Republicans from Illinois' congressional delegation showed up in federal court Thursday in Chicago. They're testifying that new district boundaries drawn by Democrats would disenfranchise Republicans.</p><p>U.S. Rep. John Shimkus told a three-judge panel he'd hoped there would've been a bipartisan compromise on redistricting - as there was the last time the boundaries were drawn, ten years ago. Shimkus testified he met privately about a deal with a fellow downstate congressman, Democrat Jerry Costello, early this year.</p><p>But Democrats, as the controlling party in Springfield, ended up drawing the map on their own. Those boundaries imperil the re-election chances of about half the state's Republican delegation. Shimkus' own seat is safe, but he's a party in the lawsuit against the map, which he called "egregious."</p><p>As for the failed negotiations with Costello, who's not seeking another term, Shimkus got choked up when testifying about his "close friend and confidante." The court took a short recess.</p><p>On cross-examination, Shimkus was questioned about why he didn't participated in hearings Democrats called to discuss the map - hearings Republicans claim were publicly stunts. Shimkus chuckled.</p><p>"Is there something funny, congressman?" lawyer Devon Bruce asked.</p><p>Shimkus replied, "There's something very funny."</p><p>Three other GOP members of Congress are also testifying against the new boundaries: Judy Biggert, Don Manzullo and Peter Roskam.</p><p>In addition to alleging the map overreaches in its attempts to target Republicans, the lawsuit claims the boundaries dillute the voting power of Illinois' Latinos. That's where lawyers for the Republicans began their case on Thursday morning.</p><p>Chicago resident Luis Sanabria testified it seemed like Democratic map-makers wanted Latinos to be "bunched up, corralled into the same district" in an effort to reduce their influence in neighboring congressional districts.</p><p>In response, a lawyer defending the boundaries pointed out no Latino lawmakers voted against it when it passed the General Assembly.</p></p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/biggert-manzullo-roskam-shimkus-show-remap-court-fight-94160