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  • Rebuilding Springfield

    Springfield lobbyist and entrepreneur Chris Stone chimes in on the Spin hotline. Stone is the principle of Governmental Consulting Solutions. He will speak about his proposal to help redevelop an historic area of Springfield in the shadows of the Executive Mansion as well as an idea to bring a casino to the State Capitol. Stone also chief executive officer of Health Central Illinois Alternatives, which operates medical marijuana dispensaries in Collinsville and Springfield and will speak about possible federal efforts […]

  • Sen. Don Harmon weighs in on the senate grand bargain budget plan: ‘I am cautiously optimistic’

    Democratic state Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park chimes in on the Spin hotline. The senator is a member of the Senate Democratic leadership team in Springfield and he will share the latest on whatever may be left of the so-called grand bargain aimed at ending the state’s historic budget impasse. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can also follow Rick on Twitter […]

  • Sen. Dick Durbin on the Trump-Russia Investigation: ‘Let’s get it done in a responsible, professional way’

    Illinois’ senior U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a member of the Democratic leadership team and a former member of the Senate Intelligence Committee joins the show to discuss the latest in the Trump-Russia Investigation. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can also follow Rick on Twitter as well as The Sunday Spin’s Facebook & Twitter page.*

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    The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 5/21/17

    On this edition of The Sunday Spin for 5/21/17: We’ll take our weekly spin through the national political scene, focusing of course on the naming of a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between the president’s campaign and Russia as he makes his first major foreign trip. Then, Illinois’ senior U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a member of the Democratic leadership team and a former member of the Senate Intelligence Committee joins the show to discuss the latest in the Trump-Russia […]

  • Punching Out Parvo

    Emily Klehm,  CEO of the South Suburban Humane Society joins Steve Dale in the studio this morning to talk about the importance of pet adoption in the south suburbs and the society’s upcoming events…which includes free Parvo Vaccine clinics throughout the summer to dogs and a 5K!

  • The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 5/7/17

    On this week’s edition of The Sunday Spin for 5/7/17: Chicago Tribune reporter and good friend of the show Bill Ruthhart stops by. Bill wrote the definitive story of what’s at play in the dispute between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel over the proposed sale of the Thompson Center, with the rhetoric ramping up between both politicians. After that, Rick speaks to Mike Reever. He’s the vice president of governmental relations for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and […]

  • State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz reacts to Rauner’s threat to veto the HB40 bill: “I thought he was a pro-choice governor”

    Rick speaks to Democratic State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz of Chicago.  Feigenhotlz sponsors the bill to end a trigger mechanism that supporters contend would make abortion illegal in Illinois if Roe v. Wade is overturned. It also would expand abortion coverage to Medicaid recipients and through state employee insurance. Gov. Rauner had backed such legislation as a candidate but now says that he opposes it. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM […]

  • What you need to know about Illinois Right to Know Act

    Rick Pearson speaks to Michael Reever, Vice President of Government Relations for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce this morning to discuss the group’s opposition to a bill that passed out of the Senate in Springfield involving personal data privacy. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can also follow Rick on Twitter as well as The Sunday Spin’s Facebook & Twitter page.*

  • To Save or Sell the Thompson Center?

    Rick and Chicago Tribune’s Bill Ruthhart discuss the dispute between Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel over the proposed sale of the Thompson Center. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 AM CST right here on WGN Radio. You can also follow Rick on Twitter as well as The Sunday Spin’s Facebook & Twitter page.*

  • Pet Care in the New Century with Dr. Aaron Jackson

    Dr. Aaron Jackson, Medical Director of MedVet Chicago joined Steve in the studio to talk about amazing gains in veterinary medicine. Listen here!