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John Howell: Essential Cuts (7/1) – Voting Rights for Convicts & Ranked-Choice Voting in IL

John Howell: Essential Cuts (7/1) – Voting Rights for Convicts & Ranked-Choice Voting in IL

*Dan Mihalopoulos looks at how Ken Griffin pulled a political golden sombrero by striking out four times during the primaries.*Mark Konkol of The Patch details how Beverly Miles’ campaign for governor went largely unnoticed for suspicious reasons.*Representative La Shawn Ford discusses why he’s pushing to give convicted inmates the chance to vote.*Beer expert Josh Noel…

Voting Rights for Convicts in Illinois

Voting Rights for Convicts in Illinois

8th District State Representative La Shawn Ford discusses the push to give convicted inmates the chance to vote. John wants to know what you think, should the right for an individual to vote always be available even while paying their debt to society?

Griffin’s Golden Sombrero

Griffin’s Golden Sombrero

The primary election has ended and some GOP investments have fallen through. Investigative reporter for Chicago Public Radio’s Government and Politics team, Dan Mihalopoulos, joins John to discuss Ken Griffin’s political whiffs.

Best ways to protect yourself from hidden fees

Best ways to protect yourself from hidden fees

Are you tired of hidden fees hitting your bank account? Better Business Bureau President Steve Bernas shares ways to protect yourself from hidden fees and the latest scam on Facebook Marketplace on the Steve Cochran Show. 

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking charges

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking charges

Following 2 decades of allegations and investigations, singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by a New York court. The Steve Cochran Show talks to Jim DeRogatis, music journalist and author of ‘Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly, about his years of reports on R. Kelly’s crimes and the importance of…

Former Governor Pat Quinn on Why Chicago Needs Mayoral Term Limits

Former Governor Pat Quinn on Why Chicago Needs Mayoral Term Limits

John Howell is joined by Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. They discuss last night’s primary results and Quinn’s initiative to limit Chicago mayors to two term limits. Quinn believes that the voices of everyday Americans need to be heard, which is why he is a strong believer in referendums and initiatives. They also discuss the…

Chicagoans and the Primaries: What the Numbers Revealed

Chicagoans and the Primaries: What the Numbers Revealed

John Howell is joined by Mitchell Armentrout, reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times. They discuss last night’s primary elections, the winners of the most contentious races, and how many Chicagoans turned out to vote. (Spoiler: It was only one in five.) 

Should Gas Stations Have to Post Tax Freeze Notices? Josh Sharp Says “No.”

Should Gas Stations Have to Post Tax Freeze Notices? Josh Sharp Says “No.”

John Howell is joined by Josh Sharp, CEO of the Illinois Fuel & Retail Association. Gas stations in Illinois are being required to post a notice informing drivers of a tax freeze on fuel. Sharp says that these notices are “political speech” that gas station owners would prefer not to display. Howell and Sharp speak…

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