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  • Illinois Republicans rip Democrats ahead of pension special session

    Illinois Republicans rip Democrats ahead of pension special session
    SPRINGFIELD --- Republicans leaders today wasted no time laying the blame for the state's financial woes at the feet of powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats, saying that now is the time to act like adults and pass sorely...
  • Illinois State Fair opens with food, fun and politics

    Illinois State Fair opens with food, fun and politics
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Fair opened today, and the politicians aren’t depending on rallies next week to strut their stuff at the state’s biggest combination of cattle, candy and food concoctions that our mothers wouldn't...
  • Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair

    Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack. Quinn also expressed deep reservations  about putting slot machines at...
  • Illinois Republicans dream big at state fair rally

    Illinois Republicans dream big at state fair rally
    Illinois Republicans dreamed big during a rally at the Illinois State Fair today, predicting the shaky economy that haunts Democratic President Barack Obama will turn into GOP success at the polls in 2012. GOP leaders talked about putting Illinois "in...
  • Saturday, September 3, 2011

    5 - 6 a.m. The Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong 5:05 a.m.  Funds are available for rural communities to make improvements in sewer, water, fire protection and health care facilities from the Department of Agriculture through its...
  • Saturday, August 18, 2012

    5 - 6 a.m. The Saturday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong  5:05 a.m.  Orion talks to former U. S. Secretary of Agriculture John Block at the Illinois State Fair after the Illinois Dept. of Agriculture headquarters building was re-...
  • Quinn wants new bill that limits gambling opportunities

    Quinn wants new bill that limits gambling opportunities
    Gov. Pat Quinn today called for an overhaul of the widespread gambling expansion pending in the General Assembly, saying it needs to be scaled back. The governor indicated he's OK with the five new casinos in Chicago, southern Cook County, Rockford,...
  • August 1: Music Lounge - Loose Gravel

    August 1: Music Lounge - Loose Gravel
    Loose Gravel Appearing: Illinois State Fair on Governor's Day Wednesday, August 17 4 to 6:30 p.m. Miller Lite Tent Springfield For more information about the fair: http://www.agr.state.il.us/isf
  • Orion & Max

    Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong bring WGN Radio 720 listeners comprehensive news on current financial and agricultural trends. From up-to-the-minute market reports and coverage of trading action to agricultural developments at local, state, national and...
  • Travelers hit the road for a taste of southern Illinois

    It's far easier to consume good wine in Illinois than produce it, but that hasn't deterred a hearty group of vintners who see opportunity in the rolling hills and loamy soil of the Shawnee National Forest. Banding together to attract travelers and...