Budget & Jackie Robinson West Lawyer

We share what you had to say about Gov. Rauner's budget address, the Civic Federation's five-year budget roadmap, and our interview with Victor Henderson, the attorney representing the Jackie Robinson West Little League, in tonight's viewer feedback.

Gov. Bruce Rauner reveals his fiscal plans for the state today. What spending cuts should Illinois residents anticipate and how does Rauner plan to dig the state out of a colossal hole of debt? Illinois Public Radio's Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky breaks down Rauner's budget address.

One day after telling Springfield legislators they face a stark choice between making the “temporary” income tax hikes permanent or slashing spending on education and social services, Gov. Pat Quinn joins us to discuss the tough choices facing the state, and how he plans to defeat Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner in the November election. Watch Quinn's budget address, view graphics of his budget breakdown, and read an article about how the state budget would be impacted if the income tax increase were allowed to expire as scheduled in 2015.

Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his annual state budget address. Paris Schutz has the details from Springfield. Read an article and watch Quinn's full address.

Making the income tax increase permanent, a property tax relief, and adding $50 million to a monetary assistance program for college students in Illinois will all be addressed during Gov. Pat Quinn budget speech. Carol Marin talks with Sen. Kirk Dillard from Springfield, and then analyzes the budget address with her panel of guests. View graphics of Quinn's 2015 budget.

Gov. Pat Quinn kicks off another legislative session with his annual state of the state address. We have analysis and reaction. Watch the address, read the transcript, and listen to the full speech.

We break down President Obama’s State of the Union address with Northwestern Law Senior Lecturer Jason DeSanto. Watch the address.

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation regarding Syria, in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night to discuss the situation in Syria. Carol Marin and her guests discuss the president's speech and the possibility of a diplomatic solution. Watch the full speech and read the president's remarks.