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A weekly feature of the top TheCenterSquare.com stories of the week, commentary from The Center Square Illinois' editors and more!
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Illinois In Focus Ep. 43
This week's top news and commentary licensed gun dealers in Illinois and an expected task force to tackle the state's high property taxes
30:08
July 19, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 42
 This week's top news and commentary about controversies surrounding flags  
32:23
July 12, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 41
 This week's top news and commentary about pension debt in Chicago possibly impacting the entire state  
37:12
July 5, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 40
 This week's top news and commentary about the impact the U.S. Supreme Court has on Illinois 
28:18
June 28, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 39
This week's top news and commentary on the summer driving season with new texting and driving laws set to go into effect and Illinois' "balanced" budget.
33:14
June 21, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 38
This week's top news and commentary about the Reproductive Health Act, the proposed progressive income tax amendment and more 
27:30
June 14, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 37
 This week's top news and commentary about the new tax increases set to hit Illinois on July 1st, Illinois lawmakers giving themselves a raise and an unprecedented move by Springfield's Catholic Bishop.
24:15
June 7, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 36
 This week's top news and commentary about the progressive tax constitutional amendment passed by both the Illinois House and Senate and the final hours of the 2019 legislative session. 
24:27
May 31, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 35
This week's top news and commentary about a busy week at the statehouse as it enters the final week of legislative session and the anticipated votes on measures like the progressive tax, capital bill, legal marijuana and sports betting.
24:00
May 24, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 34
This week's top news and commentary about the final weeks of legislative session, an investigation into park district spending where taxpayers picked up the tab and the latest on a proposed gas tax in Illinois.
23:42
May 17, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 33
 This week's top news and commentary about the latest on the progressive income tax, increased gas tax and a new-found source of revenue for the state.
23:59
May 10, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 32
This week's top news and commentary about the proposed progressive tax rates, Illinois' GDP and more 
23:59
May 3, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 31
This week's top news stories, and commentary about the revelation Gov. J.B. Pritzker is under criminal investigation and what taxes taxpayers can expect to surface when lawmakers return next week  
24:18
April 26, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 30
 This week's top news and commentary about the declining population in Illinois, the growing costs of school administration in the state and the Illinois' mounting pension debt. 
23:59
April 20, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 29
This week's top news and commentary about a proposed progressive income tax, college tuition for undocumented immigrants and a proposed state law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns.
24:08
April 12, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 28
This week's top news stories and commentary about this week’s municipal elections, whether a progressive tax plan would cover proposed spending, a proposed business regulation that’s getting attention and more 
24:00
April 5, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 27
This week's top news and commentary about state lawmakers’ reactions to the case against Jussie Smollett being dropped, a proposal to increase the threshold for increasing taxes, and baseball 
23:59
March 29, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 26
This week's top news stories and commentary about what’s not being focused on at the statehouse, the problems facing the College Illinois program, sports betting proposals, and more 
24:00
March 22, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 25
 This week's top news stories and commentary about a proposed progressive tax, the gas tax, and more  
24:00
March 15, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 24
This week's top news and commentary about new polling data, Warren Buffett's warning about high public pension debt, the future of a private scholarship program and more 
24:00
March 8, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 23
This week's latest news and commentary about jobs leaving Illinois, credit rating agencies reviewing Illinois’ finances, Illinois’ continued population decline and more 
24:00
March 1, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 22
This week's top news stories and commentary about Gov. J.B. Pritkzer's budget proposal and more
24:12
February 22, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 21
The week's top news and commentary about the measure increasing the state’s minimum wage, Chicago’s impact on the rest of the state, and the governor’s private pay for his top staff 
24:00
February 15, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 20
The week's top news and commentary about the march toward a minimum wage increase, the outcome of state regulations on gun shops, and the latest in the cloud around Chicago city politics 
23:45
February 8, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 19
This week's top news and commentary about the FBI looking at corruption in Chicago, the minimum wage debate at the statehouse, and the march toward legalizing cannabis 
24:11
February 1, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 18
The week's top news stories and commentary about the new Pritzker’s administration’s budget challenges while promises continue to be made at taxpayer expense, and more 
24:00
January 25, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 17
This week's top stories and commentary about new taxpayer spending from new Gov. J.B. Pritzker, plus spending out of his own pocket and how Pritzker plans to address political opponents of a progressive tax 
24:00
January 18, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 16
The week's top stories and commentary about the new legislature with the same leaders, bills giving the incoming Pritzker administration more spending authority, and more 
24:13
January 11, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 15
The week's top stories and commentary about Chicago gun crimes, local taxpayers paying for city officials to go on a junket, an incoming Democrat’s spat with the party’s leader and more 
24:01
January 4, 2019
Illinois In Focus Ep. 14
Some of the top stories of 2018 and commentary from Illinois News Network Publisher Chris Krug and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb
24:02
December 28, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 13
 This week's top news stories and commentary about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s revelation he sought others to take his place, the impacts on the GOP, and more 
23:57
December 21, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 12
The top stories of the week and commentary from Illinois News Network Publisher Chris Krug and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb about pension reform, a proposed gas tax increase, the future of cannabis legalization and more.
23:55
December 14, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 11
This week's top stories and commentary from Illinois News Network Publisher Chris Krug and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb about minimum wage, work requirements for food assistance, public retiree healthcare costs and more
24:08
December 7, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 10
The week's top news and commentary from Illinois News Network Publisher Chris Krug and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb about veto session that just wrapped up, a heated exchange on the House floor, how Speaker Michael Madigan interacts with members of the media
24:13
November 30, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 9
The top stories of the week, a look ahead to the final week of the 100th Illinois General Assembly and commentary from Publisher Chris Krug and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb about the state’s public universities’ budget requests, a Democrat who is saying no to House Speaker Michael Madigan, and more.
24:06
November 23, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 8
Top news stories of the week and Illinois News Network Publisher Chris Krug and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb talk about Illinois getting passed over by Amazon, the ongoing fall veto session, a possible progressive tax, local pension costs and more
24:00
November 16, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 7
Illinois News Network Publisher Chris Krug and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb discuss the election, and what the outcome could mean for taxpayers
23:20
November 9, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 6
Illinois News Network Publisher Chris Krug and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb about next week’s election and what the outcome could mean to the state’s taxpayers, the impact of a proposed progressive tax, and a study about minimum wage.
23:29
November 2, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 5
This week, Illinois News Network Publisher Chris Krug and Executive Editor Dan McCaleb talk zombie cities, an expired union contract, and a high profile bankruptcy for a company that got tax breaks.
23:31
October 26, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 4
Episode 4 of Illinois News Network's Illinois In Focus with the week's top news stories and Illinois News Network’s Editor Dan McCaleb and News Editor Brett Rowland talk about the lawsuit minority field workers filed against Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritkzer, an estimate of how much more Pritzker’s proposals would cost the state, a high dollar school administrator, and more.
22:43
October 19, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 3
Latest episode of Illinois In Focus from Illinois News Network
22:41
October 12, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 2
Illinois News Network's Illinois In Focus featuring the top stories of the week, commentary and more
22:19
October 5, 2018
Illinois In Focus Ep. 1
Illinois News Network's premier of Illinois In Focus featuring the top stories of the week, commentary and more
22:02
September 28, 2018
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