With just months to go before the 2018 midterm elections – and a Chicago mayoral election shortly thereafter in 2019 – campaign season is in full swing across Illinois. Where do things stand for Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker? For Rahm Emanuel? On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary break down how several policy issues could impact the governor's race in November as well as the Chicago mayoral election in February. Chief among them: Rauner's betrayal of social conservatives on publicly-funded abortion, the health of city and state pensions and the ever-increasing property tax burden Illinoisans face.
On this edition of “Illinois Rising”, Dan Proft and Michael Lucci, VP of Policy, Illinois Policy Institute, discuss the looming CTU Strike, the call for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign, Illinois’ 32-day waiting period to get a business license - the worst wait time in the country, and more.