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  • The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show: 7/23/17

    It may be summertime but a lot of the political thinking has to do with the opening of Illinois’ public schools. We’ll talk about that and more on this edition of the Sunday Spin. As always, Rick opens the show with Dave and Sam on the latest in news and sports. Then, Rick takes us through our weekly spin through national politics, including the latest involving President Trump, as well as GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. After that, […]

  • How Home Care Service Cuts Could Mean Less Help For Illinois Seniors

    State Rep. Anna Moeller stops by the studio. She’s just been appointed to the state Community Care Program Services Task Force and has been active on the issue of the Rauner administration trying to shift some seniors who need in-home care to a new program. Listen in as Moeller explains what Rauner’s proposed cut to seniors’ in-home care could mean for eldery community and more. *Listen to The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson each and every Sunday from 7-9 […]

  • Costly Battlegrounds: Illinois Race For Governor

    Kent Redfield, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield, chimes in on the Spin hotline. Redfield will talk about the latest campaign funding reports filed by the candidates and see what they tell us at this stage of the governor campaign. *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 […]

  • The Push To Change Illinois’ School Funding Formula

    Today on the Sunday Spin, Rick speaks to Chicago Tribune city hall reporter Hal Dardick. Rick and Dardick will talk about the sticky issue of state funding for schools, the fate of Chicago Public Schools and the battle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats over their school funding plan. *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 […]

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    The Importance Of Preventative Care For Our Pets And Double-Defense

    This week on Steve Dale’s Pet World: Dr. Janet Donlin, Executive Vice President/CEO of  American Veterinary Medical Association joins the show to talk about the importance of preventative care for our pets. Listen in as she explains why going to your veterinarian regularly can make all the difference in your pet’s health. Then, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Byron Blagburn, Distinguished University Professor at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, tells us about a new protocol, called Double-Defense, that works towards protecting dogs from the […]

  • What’s the deal with Cook County’s Soda Tax?

    Rob Karr, president and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association joins the show this morning to discuss the court decision blocking Cook County from imposing its penny-an-ounce sweetened drink tax and leftover issues for the legislature. *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.*

  • Rep. David McSweeney on Illinois’ new budget: “This is a real loss for taxpayers and it’s not going to solve our underlying crisis”

    Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills chimes in on the spin hotline to tell us why he opposes the taxes increase that came with the state budget, as well as GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new strategic direction with a series of second-floor staff shakeups. *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 […]

  • State Rep. Elaine Nekritz explains why she is stepping down after 14 years

    Democratic state Rep. Elaine Nekritz of Northbrook steps in to the studio with Rick Pearson to explain why she has decided to step down from her legislative seat. They will also discuss the changing political/election landscape in Springfield and much more. *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 7/16/17

    It’s been another big week in politics and we’ll bring you up to speed on this edition of the Sunday Spin. On today’s show, Rick speaks to Democratic state Rep. Elaine Nekritz of Northbrook. Listen in as representative explains why she has decided to step down from her legislative seat. Then, Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills chimes in on the spin hotline to tell us why he opposes the taxes increase that came with the state budget. After […]

  • A Purffect Addition: Chicago’s First Cat Café Is Coming To The Windy City!

    The Windy City Cat Cafe and Lounge is finally happening…but they need your help! This morning on Steve Dale’s Pet World, Steve speaks to Jennifer Tiner, who has launched a campaign to open Windy City Cat Café and Lounge. To donate to the cafe, you click here:  INDIEGOGO Windy City Cat Café and Lounge Campaign.