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  • Could the Republican-led tax reform shake up the economy?

    Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for the Chicago Association of Realtors, Brian Bernardoni stops by. Rick and Brian will talk about the Republican-led efforts to change the federal tax code and what that could mean for homeowners and cities.

  • Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss explains why he decided to join the race for governor

    Illinois Senator Daniel Biss joins the show. Biss is the latest democrat to launch a campaign for Governor. On this podcast, Biss will speak about why he decided to run, his campaign platform, the state’s current budget problems and more.

  • Uncovering Mayor Emanuel’s Private Emails

    Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Ruthhart joins the Sunday Spin. Bill and last week’s guest Hal Dardick did a great job reading through Mayor Emanuel’s private emails to uncover questionable lobbying efforts. On this podcast, Rick and Bill will discuss the possibility of steep fines for lobbying infractions and more. 

  • The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3/26/17

    On this week’s edition of The Sunday Spin for 3.26.17: Tribune reporter Bill Ruthhart joins the show. Bill and last week’s guest Hal Dardick did a great job reading through Mayor Emanuel’s private emails to uncover questionable lobbying efforts. Bill will talk about the process of uncovering Emanuel’s emails and more. Then, state Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston chimes in. State Sen. Biss said Monday that he’s running for Illinois governor in 2018, joining a growing field of Democrats hoping […]

  • Community Cat Activism in Illinois

    Is Illinois just another state….let’s see hunting of bobcat (like our version of a lion in this state) is now allowed and so is coyote hunting. Now we also have 2 bills pending which support puppy mills and now this – let’s support this bill allowing money – if local governments want to – from a fund FOR THIS PURPOSE – to support population control of community cats.  Cat advocate Peter Wolf from Best Friends Animal Society joins Steve to […]

  • The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3.19.17

    This week on The Sunday Spin 3/19/17: Mike Gelatka, president of the Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Association joins the show. Rick will speak to him about the video gambling business as well as a new service the association is promoting to combat problem gambling. Then, 47th Ward Ald. Ameya Pawar chimes in. The Chicago alderman is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor and they will talk about his campaign and the still unfolding primary race. After that, Tribune reporter […]

  • Tribune’s Hal Dardick on Mayor Emanuel, Springfield’s budget woes and CPS

    Tribune reporter Hal Dardick chimes in on the Sunday Spin hotline. Hal covers City Hall for the Tribune and we’ll discuss the latest from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city’s battles with Springfield, and the latest involving the Chicago Public Schools.

  • Alderman Ameya Pawar speaks about what he proposes for Illinois and his bid for Governor

    47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar joins the Sunday Spin this morning. The Chicago alderman is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor and we’ll talk about his campaign and the still unfolding primary race.

  • Illinois gamblers now have little more help for treating addiction

    Mike Gelatka,  the president of the Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Association joins the show.  Rick will speak to him about the video gambling business as well as a new service the association is promoting to combat problem gambling.

  • Magnificent Mutts Pet Rescue saves dogs from Korean meat farm

    This week on Steve Dale’s Pet World, we have Linda Latelle from Magnificent Mutts Pet Rescue! They rescue dogs from around the world, most recently from South Korea (where they would have been used for meat). Steve will also talk about the latest of bills in Illinois and elsewhere supporting puppy mills.