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The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3/26/17

On this week’s edition of The Sunday Spin for 3.26.17:

Tribune reporter Bill Ruthhart joins the show. Bill and last week’s guest Hal Dardick did a great job reading through Mayor Emanuel’s private emails to uncover questionable lobbying efforts. 110 more words

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Illinois House Rejects Bill to Create State Holiday for Obama's Birthday

The state of Illinois is in the middle of a budget crisis, and the State House naturally considered an incredibly important proposal that ended up falling short by only six votes: making former President Barack Obama’s birthday a state holiday. 224 more words


The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3.19.17

This week on The Sunday Spin 3/19/17:

Mike Gelatka, president of the Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Association joins the show. Rick will speak to him about the video gambling business as well as a new service the association is promoting to combat problem gambling. 90 more words

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Tribune's Hal Dardick on Mayor Emanuel, Springfield's budget woes and CPS

Tribune reporter Hal Dardick chimes in on the Sunday Spin hotline. Hal covers City Hall for the Tribune and we’ll discuss the latest from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city’s battles with Springfield, and the latest involving the Chicago Public Schools. 18 more words

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The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3/12/17

It’s another big show on this week as the city celebrates St. Patrick’s Day weekend and the clocks move ahead an hour.

We’ll kick off the show with Dave updating us on the news and Sam bringing us the sports and then we’ll take our weekly spin through national politics, including the rollout of the House Republican’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. 191 more words

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Gun Control

Chicago gangs have targeted gun shipments in Norfolk Southern rail yard on three different occasions in as many years.

They pulled a successful heist in 2014, 2015, and September 2016. 133 more words


The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 2/26/17

On this edition of the Sunday Spin, we’ve got a lot to discuss from state to national news.

But first and as always, we’ll go through our weekly spin of the national news, including the latest goings on with the Trump administration. 172 more words

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