Monday, August 06, 2007
State Budget Impasse
Governor Blagojevich and Dan Hynes disagree whether paychecks will be sent out if no budget is in place by Wednesday. Rich Samuels tells us why the governor and state comptroller are at odds. Then Carol Marin and her panel assess the odds of the governor and legislators reaching a budget compromise before a government shutdown. Guests: Jim Tobin, Laurence Msall, Ralph Martire
The influence of political blogs has become so strong that all but one of the Democratic presidential candidates showed up for the Kos Convention. That's the second annual gathering of those who write and read the progressive blog, the Daily Kos. Elizabeth Brackett reports.
New Recycling Program
Chicago is phasing out the controversial "blue bag" program. We'll look at the roll-out of a new blue recycling cart pilot program. Guests: Ald. Manuel Flores, Julie Dick
Critic for a Day
Matt Damon is back as the globe-trotting, death-defying, rooftop-leaping rogue CIA agent Jason Bourne. We'll have a review of the movie "The Bourne Ultimatum," with our critic for a day, the city's former fire commissioner and chief emergency officer, Cortez Trotter.
We'll open the viewer mail bag to get your response to some of our recent stories.