| Aug 12, 2011
| 12:24 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:47 AM
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...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 3:53 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:23 PM
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,...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 1:14 AM
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-...
| Aug 10, 2012
Illinois State Fair organizers are equipping the Springfield fairgrounds with extra hand-washing stations and cautionary signs to keep an emerging swine flu strain at bay.
State public health officials on Thursday confirmed Illinois' first case, a...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:34 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Unity proved to be an elusive commodity for Democrats at their day at the Illinois State Fair today as the party’s key organized labor support bashed Gov. Pat Quinn for his efforts to reform public employee pensions, forego pay...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2012
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business and Lynn Sweet.......
| Apr 29, 2009
| 2:35 PM
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...