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IL Becomes Abortion Capital Of The Nation

What is “pro woman” about sex selective abortions and removing requirements to investigate the deaths of women who died during an abortion? Does the “Reproductive Health Act” passed repealing the partial birth abortion ban make Illinois the most pro-abortion state in the nation? What else do they have planned in Springfield for the rest of session? Chicago Tribune editorial board member, Kristen McQueary joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Who’s Ready To Be Chicago’s Next Mayor?

Is Preckwinkle the biggest target in the mayor’s race? Is there still a need for 50 aldermen? Who are the rich people that the teacher’s union is demanding money from? The potential gambling and marijuana revenue won’t be here in time for the first few city budgets of the next mayor so how are they going to balance the budget? Chicago Tribune Editorial board member, Kristen McQueary joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Which Issues Will Drive IL Voters To The Polls?

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.

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#MeToo Meets Madigan...Again

Can #MeToo bring down Madigan, the longest-lording State House Speaker in U.S. history? Where are the virtue signaling, “champion for women” Democrats in the House calling for Madigan to resign? Is the problem in Springfield the culture? Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member, Kristen McQueary joins Dan and Amy to discuss Madigan’s latest scandal and other rumors circulating in the statehouse. 

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How Will IL Voters React To More Tax Hikes?

While politicians continue talking about a graduated state income tax, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are now suggesting a statewide property tax, too. Haven't Illinois taxpayers had enough? On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary discuss politician's consistent demands for more out of taxpayers and how it might impact the upcoming election. Wirepoints' Mark Glennon joins for analysis. Proft and McQueary also talk to Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser about his efforts for good government at the local level.

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Game Changing Education Funding Deal In Illinois

Is K-12 school funding deal a good one? What families are eligible for the potential tax credit scholarships? Will there be a mass exodus from public schools? But are we celebrating too soon? If State Senator Kwame Raoul and tiny dancer send their kids to private schools, shouldn’t other Illinois parents have the same privilege? How shameless are the Chicago Teacher’s Union and the Illinois Education Association in their opposition to school choice? Chicago Tribune Editorial Board's Kristen McQueary joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Madigan Blames Rauner For Budget Woes

Dan & Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary discussed Speaker Mike Madigan’s op-ed in Crain's Chicago Business. Madigan attacks Rauner for the results of his first two years in office, but what of Madigan’s 40-year reign? In Madigan’s Illinois who gets served first? Who suffers? Will any one else call Madigan on his lies?

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A Number Of Foreign Leaders Have Contacted Me

Hilary Clinton said a number of foreign leaders contacted her and wanted to endorse her during the campaign, is that collusion? Should Trump fire all his children from the White House? Is the latest Trump story just another witch hunt? House Democrat leader Angela Lansbury is zeroing in on the mastermind of the Russia business: it's Barron! Dan & Kristen McQueary discussed Barron's alleged play dates with the children of Russian attorneys with New York Post Columnist and Fox News Contributor Michael Goodwin.

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Did The World Get The Message We Sent To Syria?

Trump Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka joined Dan and Kristen McQueary to continue his week-long pummeling of the media. Are the Trump Administration’s accomplishments being ignored? Did the world get the message the U.S. sent to Syria? And Gorka shared if Dan’s ratings are better or worse than Nick At Nite cartoons.

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She Shows Up In A Lot Of Places

What happened in Donald Jr.’s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya? She turns up in a lot of places, who does she actually represent? How does the Democrat opposition research company Fusion GPS connect to all of this? Were the Russians trying to trip up Trump? Were operatives on the left colluding with the Russians to get dirt on Trump? Dan & The Chicago Tribune’s Kristen McQueary asked Bret Baier, Anchor of Fox News’ Special Report.

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Roskam Discusses Donald Jr., Obamacare, And Tax Hikes In Illinois

Is the Donald Jr. distraction expending Trump’s political capital? Will political pressure force the Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare? Would a failure to replace Obamacare spell the end of Republican majorities in 2018? What is the likelihood of a federal government bailout for Illinois? Dan and Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary discuss with IL Congressman Peter Roskam.

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Did Trump Jr. Commit Treason?

Should Donald Trump Jr. be imprisoned for life or executed? How big a bombshell are the revelations about Trump Jr.? Did Trump Jr. commit treason or was he just sloppy? Either way, the reverberations inside the Left's echo chamber rage. CNN's "sources" get it 200% wrong on Trump-Putin meeting. And Mayoral Emanuel brags about the CTA while Chicago's violence spikes, scandals metastasize, and pension funds face bankruptcy. Dan & Kristen McQueary, editorial board member of the Chicago Tribune, posed these questions and more to Commentary Associate Editor Noah Rothman.

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All These "Fiscal Conservatives" Are Killing Us

With all these "fiscal conservatives" in Springfield, why is Illinois broke? Will there be accountability for the 16 Republican legislators who voted for the 32% tax hike? Shouldn't the Illinois GOP be doing less to sabotage the state? Dan and Kristen McQueary, a member of the Chicago Tribune's editorial board, asked Illinois State Rep. Reggie Phillips, one the 16 surrender Republicans who voted for the tax hike.

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Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Explains How Illinois is Surrounded

The Chicago Tribune's Kristen McQueary joined Dan & Amy to preview Gov. Rauner's annual budget address and discuss how Illinois is faring with respect to its Great Lakes neighbors after Missouri became the latest state to make right to work the law.

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Is The Death Of The "hillbilly" Greatly Exaggerated? A Discussion With "Hillbilly Ellegy" Author JD Vance

Will the disrespect shown to the "hillbilly" by the elites buoy Trump to victory? What do lower-middle income whites in rural communities want from their government and what do they not want? Author JD Vance joined Dan Proft and the Chicago Tribune's Kristen McQueary to address.

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Are we in a World War Against ISIS, Radical Islamic Terrorists? A conversation with Dr. Walid Phares

Is the battle against radical Islamic terrorism a police action that we are winning? Is the attack in Brussels evidence of the beginnings of ISIS' death throes? Or are we in a protracted World War against ISIS and radical Islamic terrorists? Dan and Chicago Tribune editorial board member Kristen McQueary explored these questions this morning with Dr. Walid Phares, Fox News Middle East and Counterterrorism Analyst and Donald Trump for President Campaign Adviser.

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Dan Proft & Kristen McQueary Interview Greenpeace Co-Founder Patrick Moore

Will plant food (CO2) bring end days? Our interview this morning with scientist Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, on the junk science and Biblical admonitions being bandied about in Paris. Worth a listen.

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Dan Proft & Kristen McQueary

For the first time Kristen McQueary speaks publicly about the repercussions from her Hurricane Katrina column. And, as someone who has covered Chicago and Illinois politics for the past 15 years, she offers candid assessments of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Bruce Rauner and city and state finances.

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