Republican lawmakers in the House used a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday to push for impeachment of Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen for what they see as his breaching “every single duty he had.” Congressman Peter Roskam from the 6th district joined John to talk about the impeachment proceedings, and also weighed in on the report that House Speaker Paul Ryan will endorse Donald Trump. (Listen here)
The clock is still ticking on the legislative session in Springfield, and they seem to be no closer to coming up with a budget compromise. Prisons, schools and the state’s bond rating at risk if a compromise is not found, and after May it would require a three-fifths majority to pass a budget. Illinois State Representative Ron Sandack from the 81st district joined John with an update on what’s happening in Springfield. (Listen here)
While the NFL pledged money, held news conferences and issued media releases about its commitment to player health, safety and concussion research, the league also was engaged in a campaign to steer money away from a prominent Boston University researcher and attempted to redirect it to members of its own committee on brain injuries, according to a scathing Congressional report. ESPN Reporter and Legal Analyst Lester Munson joined John with reaction to the story. (Listen here)
The White Sox fell to the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Tuesday. Starting pitcher Chris Sale fell to 9-1 on the season, ruining his chance to go undefeated for the year. White Sox play-by-play voice Ed Farmer joined John to talk him off of the ledge after Sale’s first loss of the season. (Listen here)
Protesters lit fires, smashed a door and threw rocks outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in New Mexico. The scene outside Albuquerque’s convention center was chaotic as police ushered protesters away from Trump’s event and into the nearby streets.
The fight against dog leavings in Chicago is about to go to a whole new level. Now not only could private property owners be hit with a fine for dog poop on their property, but apartment owners could also be hit with a fine if their tenants leave some little nuggets on their property.
Joseph Ocol is in a fight with the Chicago Teachers Union. He decided to cross picket lines to help his chess team during the CTU one-day strike on April 1st, which the union views as a violation.
Greek fighter jets intercepted a US passenger plane over the Mediterranean just hours after the EgyptAir disaster sparking claims its pilots did not make contact because they were asleep. The two military aircraft were scrambled when the Delta Airlines pilots ‘failed to make contact’ with Greek aviation officials after entering the country’s airspace.
A Florida man who lost his hand to an alligator is talking about his experience. The alligator checked him out while he was swimming, before eventually biting his hand off and also biting him on the leg. The alligator was later found, but his arm could not be recovered.
Taylor Swift is apparently a favorite of Neo-Nazi’s who say she’s preparing America for our glorious Fascist future. One conspiracy theory says she will wait until Donald Trump is elected President, at which point she will marry one of the Trump sons and they will become the new American royalty.
Update: The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus is asking the Padres to give the fired DJ another chance. He says it was all a mistake and the worst moment of his life, so they are willing to give him another chance.