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Wauconda

Some Controversies Are Worth Having

In Wauconda, a controversy over the content of a Sept. 11 Memorial is dividing the candidates for Village Board and Mayor. Some people don't want to include the military in the Heroes of Freedom Memorial because "wars are controversial." Wauconda Mayor Frank Bart joins Dan & Amy to talk about one of the most bizarre controversies of recent memory.

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Shortly after a Cook County judge ruled that they will get their paychecks, lawmakers in Springfield headed back to negotiating multibillion dollar tax hikes as part of their "grand bargain" proposal. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes talk to state Sen. Dan McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, who tells them why the current proposal is unacceptable, and why lawmakers haven't earned their paychecks.

They also analyze the familiar cries from legacy journalists over "fake news," and the false idea that journalists don't have points of view. And with municipal elections right around the corner, Proft and Hughes explain why these races can be crucial for taxpayers.

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