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Mob Mentality In The Western Suburbs

Have supporters of the District 86 referendum mastered the art of extortion? How has it gotten so ugly that those opposed to raising property taxes are getting harassed in public? Burr Ridge Mayor, Zach Mottl joins Dan and Amy to discuss his mayoral campaign and his opposition to the referendum and the backlash he’s received.

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How To Rebuild IL Manufacturing

The Great Lakes' states have traditionally been America's powerhouses for manufacturing – but that's not the case anymore for Illinois. As Illinois' Midwestern neighbors prosper, Illinois manufacturing falters. On this edition of Against the Current, Dan Proft talks to Zach Mottl, a fourth-generation manufacturing business owner and manufacturing advocate, about what policies need to be put in place both in Illinois and at the federal level to boost manufacturing jobs. Mottl dispels some myths often pushed in Springfield as to why the state can't reform its workers' compensation system or lower its property taxes, and Proft and Mottl discuss U.S. trade policy and what the country can do better.