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    The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 4/23/17

    On this week’s edition of The Sunday Spin for 4/23/17: Rich Monocchio, the executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County joins the show. He will discuss the president’s proposed budget and the situation at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and what that means locally. After that, Aaron Lawlor, the chairman of the Lake County Board steps into the studio. Lawlor will talk about Lake County’s major business victory with the relocation of Caterpillar Inc.’s headquarters from […]

  • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi weighs in on the GOP’s new plan to repeal Obamacare

    Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat from Schaumburg chimes in. Congress is returning to session after a break and there’s renewed talk of plans by the GOP to get rid of Obamacare in time for President Trump’s 100th day in office.

  • Lake County Welcomes Caterpillar to Deerfield

    Joining Rick in the studio is Aaron Lawlor, the chairman of the Lake County Board. Lawlor will talk about Lake County’s major business victory with the relocation of Caterpillar Inc.’s headquarters from its longtime home in Peoria to Deerfield and more.

  • How President Trump’s federal budget plan could impact affordable housing in Chicago

    Rich Monocchio, the executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County joins Rick in studio. He will discuss the president’s proposed budget and the situation at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and what that means locally. To find out more about how the proposed FY 18 HUD budget cuts would affect Cook County, please check out this local cut calculator.

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    Comptroller Susana Mendoza discusses the relaunch of the Comptroller’s Critters Program

    Illinois State Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza joins Steve to talk about the resurrection of the Comptroller’s Critters Program (in memory of Judy Barr Topinka) that supports pet adoptions from animal shelters.  They will also talk about the bill still hangin’ on in Illinois that supports puppy mills. And if you live in IL, you or members of your family might have money that’s just waiting for you to claim it from the offices of the Illinois State Treasurer. It’s called […]

  • The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 4/16/17

    On this week’s edition of The Sunday Spin for 4/16/2017: Bill Ward, the executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Illinois,  joins us from Springfield. Rick speaks with him about some of the potential tax ideas coming from the state legislature and how they would affect the home building and home remodeling industry. Then, Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker stops by the show.  Rick will discuss with the investor and entrepreneur his plans in a crowded primary field […]

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    Could the ‘Comeback Agenda’ be the solution to all of Illinois problems?

    Democratic state Rep. Will Guzzardi, a Democrat from Chicago’s Northwest Side chimes in on the Sunday Spin hotline. He’s among a group of House and Senate Democrats who have proposed their own “Comeback Agenda” to respond to Gov. Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda.” Find out if this could possibly the answer to Illinois financial crisis.

  • Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker: “We’ve got to be straight with the public about what we need to accomplish in this state”

    Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker stops by the show.  In this podcast, Rick will discuss with the investor and entrepreneur his plans in a crowded primary field vying for the chance to take on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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    Taxing Home Repairs in Illinois

    Bill Ward, the executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Illinois, joins us from Springfield. Rick speaks with him about some of the potential tax ideas coming from the state legislature and how they would affect the home building and home remodeling industry.

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    Pet expert Steve Dale answers your pet questions!

    There’s a lot to chat about this morning on Steve Dale’s Pet World including the best age to spay or neuter your cat, how to stop your dog from jumping on people and also how the Chicago Blackhawks are supporting Chicago Animal Care and Control. Find all the answers to these questions and more right here on this podcast.