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In the Spotlight
It is time to look at the world of politics from a different perspective. In the Spotlight asks insightful questions of those influencing government and those impacted by government.
1 day ago
Episode 060 - Abuse
Andy John Kalkounos, owner of Chicago Prime Steakhouse and Chicago Prime Italian, weighs in on how Cook County's vaccine passports are impacting the restaurant business; After 23 months of Pritzker's emergency orders parents and teachers are frustrated; In Chicago, small business owners are robbed by criminals and the city's bureaucrats (but I repeat myself); Pornography in schools; SCOTUS strikes down the vaccine mandate.
1 hr 8 min
6 days ago
Episode 059 - The Truth Is....
In this episode, we talk about schools with Ty Smith, the Modern Renaissance Man, who went viral over the summer for exposing the truth about CRT, and Waukegan teacher, Frank McCormick, who pulled back the curtain on his own school district; Covid Misinformation from the Supreme Court; It's coming out of your pocket: Just how much interest do Illinois lenders collect on the state's bills?; Humble pie: Vaxx-ed and Boosted Sean Casten, AOC and Geraldo have COVID.
1 hr 15 min
Jan 11, 2022
Episode 058 - It's Getting Bad Out There
Lori Lightfoot threatens demotion if CPD doesn't solve murders and make more arrests. Politico guest writer argues the U.S. Constitution is the enemy of democracy; CPS teachers walk out on students, and another Democrat is caught maskless in Florida.
Jan 6, 2022
Episode 057 - Dignity, Discrimination, Drugs, Dominion and Doc Dollars
In this episode, Executive Director of weDignify and March for Life organizer Kevin Grillot joins the show to discuss the Midwest's largest pro-life event; Vax discrimination in the suburbs; New reports show that more fentanyl has been seized at US Border than heroin for the first time in US History; Jeanne takes South Dakota; and an 'Open the Books 'Investigation reveals that Fauci's retirement pay will exceed $350,000 per years - the largest in U.S. Federal Government history.
Dec 23, 2021
Episode 056 - So this is Christmas...
Joe Manchin saves Christmas; Covid cancels the Rockettes; JB Pritzker's Christmas message to parents: You Don't Matter, as he repeals parental notification of abortion; Lori Lightfoot's Holiday Spending Spree; and a man is thrown off plane for attempting to wear a (festive?) red thong as a face mask.
Dec 21, 2021
Episode 055 - Grinch(es) and Grace
Biden warns the unvaxed of a winter of severe death and illness (Merry Christmas to you too); IEA to Parents: You Don't Matter. We know what's best for your kids; a Waukegan teacher pulls back the curtain; Pritzker for President? ; and Amazing Grace: Shelby Houston's eulogy for her father, a fallen police officer.
Dec 16, 2021
Episode 054 - Through the Roof
Pastor Corey Brooks joins the show from the rooftop of a replica of the future Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center to talk about ProjectHood's capital campaign to end gun violence in the inner city; So transparent: the Illinois Budget Allows JB to spend billions in federal COVID-19 aid without any legislative input; Tornadoes devastate midwest communities and the Left can't set aside politics long enough to clear the rubble; Los Angeles schools to push back vax deadline for nine months + other COVID news; and MSNBC says Biden's low polls are ... wait for it... Trump's fault.
Dec 14, 2021
Episode 053 - Smash and Grab
Biden's vax mandate shot down (again); Jussie Smollett's attacker is brought to justice; Clash of the parents: our local school board report; In response to Chicago's rising crime. Lori Lightfoot places the blame on retailers; State Rep. Jonathan Carroll's (D-Northbrook) attempt to punish people with whom he and his base disagree.
1 hr 4 min
Dec 9, 2021
Episode 052 - A Wake Up Call for the Woke
The woke get a wake up call in Oak Park River Forest; Why Australia's nightmare-ish COVID lockdowns matter in the US; An Illinois official (a Pritzker appointee) who is falsifying overtime reports is under renewed scrutiny after collecting more than $71,000 in workers’ compensation and disability benefits tied to her unsubstantiated allegations of sexual assault is the picture of the mess Democrats have created; DC Mayor's former Spox converting to GOP (not a moment too soon) and RIP Bob Dole.
Dec 8, 2021
Episode 051 - The End of Roe?
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the Supreme Court's deliberations on abortion laws with Steve Jacobs, an attorney, author and Program Director at Right to Life Illinois; Omicron Is in the US; Chicago sets out on another spending spree, and a review the Fauci / Psaki clown show.
1 hr 1 min
Dec 2, 2021
Episode 050 - Smollett, Stocking Stuffers and "Science"
As the Jussie Smollett trial begins, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss media narratives and the politics surrounding them; Crime continues unabated in Chicago; The Illinois State Board of Education moves to rate schools by "equity status;" "I did that!" Are the new Biden Gas Pump Stickers the perfect stocking stuffer this Christmas? (Yes); The Mid-Term Election Variant is here. It's called "Omicron" and Fauci declares that he is science.
1 hr 1 min
Nov 25, 2021
Episode 049 - You Didn't Just Say That...
Jeanne and Kathleen cover the Left's unhinged reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict; The DuPage Democrats' Social Media Director Says the Quiet Part Out Loud; Fauci Parties Maskless in DC; A courageous Illinois history teacher exposes the truth about CRT: It's in your schools - and yes, they are lying to you about it; and America celebrates is 400th Thanksgiving.
Nov 23, 2021
Episode 048 - Shouting into the Void
A court orders the Biden Administration to stand down on the Vaccine Mandate for businesses; Co-Founder of the Edgar County Watchdogs, Kirk Allen joins the show to discuss Auditor General Frank Mautino and Illinois corruption; After Kevin McCarthy's marathon floor speech, the US House passed Joe Biden's "Build Back Better Plan anyway; And while schools prepare to start vaccinating the age 5-11 set, one of our heroes Bob from Glen Ellyn stands up to his school board.
1 hr 1 min
Nov 18, 2021
Episode 047 - This Week In Tyranny...
In his twenty-first month of tyranny, Gov. Pritzker defends keeping his mask mandate in place; NBC's very own Marie Antionette shares a 'Dirty Little Secret': People Can Afford Inflation Just Fine (quit complaining); Creep Alert: an Arizona school board president is keeping a Google Drive file full of private information about outspoken parents, And Twitter is testing Trigger Warnings... the irony is lost on them.
Nov 16, 2021
Episode 046 - In Your Backyard
"It's time for YOU to stand up." A seven year old drops a lot of truth on her school board; District 200 School board member Mary Yeboah issues a statement calling for the board to reject "the myth of American Exceptionalism;" The lawyer for the Edward Hospital patient who is now recovering after taking Ivermectin; And an update on the door-to-door efforts in Breakthrough Ideas ballot integrity project. The results reveal the validity of our data and the untrustworthiness of the media.
1 hr 13 min
Nov 11, 2021
Episode 045 - Out of Touch
Even Democrat governors are now rejecting Biden's vaccine mandate; As gas prices soar, the Biden Administration considers shutting down another pipeline; Illinois: Crazy It's Ever Been, And a major daily newspaper openly ponders whether Americans should "tolerate burglaries."
Nov 9, 2021
Episode 044 - Parents Win!
The Red Wave begins in Virginia, where parents reminded politicians exactly who works for who; Another Day, Another Guilty Illinois Politician; Better late than never, Ted Wheeler announces a plan to rehire police; and an admin in Indiana's largest school district reveals 'what we mean when we tell you that we aren't teaching [CRT] (Yes, they're lying to you).
Nov 4, 2021
Episode 043 - Mischaracterization, Misdirection and Meltdowns
Democrats try and fail to mischaracterize Glenn Youngkin supporters as white supremacists; Biden admin sidesteps the question of US commitment to defend Taiwan; Energy policy expert, Steve Goreham, weighs in on Biden's COP26 performance and promises; Insane liberal activists crash a wedding Kyrsten Sinema is attending; Pilot sends the left into a collective meltdown.
1 hr 1 min
Nov 2, 2021
Episode 042 - Bye!
He's gone (for now)! Adam Kinzinger announces his retirement from the US House after Illinois Democrats gerrymander him into an impossible race; Reviewing the first week of Veto Session in Springfield; How bad do you have to be the patsy for the Biden Administration? Lori Lightfoot Booed On Stage at the Plumbers' Unions, and the Biden Administration presents a depressing vision for women.
1 hr 6 min
Nov 1, 2021
Episode 041 - Special Edition- Samy Gemayel, President of Lebanon's Kataeb Party
The Lebanese Government is being taken over by Hezbollah. Samy Gemayel, President of Lebanon's Kataeb Party, resigned from Parliament following the Port of Beirut bombing and has been leading the sovereign opposition to the corruption in his government. Gemayal and his wife are in the United States on a tour to build international relationships and support for his party. We were honored to have the opportunity to sit down with him to discuss the conditions in Lebanon and the necessity of a strong American presence in the world. Follow: 'Kelna Ayleh' (Facebook / Instagram Donate: isupportlebanon.com Visit: kelna3ayleh.org for more information
Oct 28, 2021
Episode 040 - Shut Up, Be Happy
Governor Pritzker's Tyranny Continues; The NSBA is forced to admit that labeling parents "domestic terrorists" was just a tad much; Illinois' Congressional Maps are out and we are thrilled to no longer be represented by Sean Casten; Dr. Fauci's is a professional-grade ghoul; and a review of the 1987 Dead Kennedy's track that predicted the dystopia in which we find ourselves today.
Oct 26, 2021
Episode 039 - Falling Apart
A court takes control of Illinois' legislative maps, signaling the slow, but steady unraveling of ILDems; Pro-Mandate Parents lose it on school board members, FOIA-Ed emails reveal; our supply chain is falling apart, Vickie Reilly, founder of Reilly International, shares her insights; and In-And-Out Burger isn't falling for the big government narrative that they are responsible for policing their customers' vax status. The pushback continues.
1 hr 15 min
Oct 21, 2021
Episode 038 - Who Ya Gonna Call?
The most sought-after lawyer in Illinois, Tom Devore, joins the show to talk about his work in the fight against Governor Pritzker's tyranny. Pilots, Police and Parents on the frontlines of the debate over mandatory Covid vaccination; The Supply Chain Disruption is reaching crisis level and the US Secretary of Transportation is on extended paternity leave ("Out of the Office" is starting to look like a Biden Administration crisis strategy); What do JB Pritzker's Tax Returns tell us; and Illinois #5 in the nation for .... ghost sightings?
Oct 19, 2021
Episode 037 - Confronting the Leviathan
Evita Duffy joins the show with a report on Chicago's effort to coerce students' physical and ideological submission. Partisan congressional maps and repealing Illinois' Healthcare Right of Conscience Act and parental notification of abortion are just a few of the Democrat's rumored agenda items as the ILGS heads back to Springfield for Veto Session; District 200 rolls out Comprehensive Sex Ed and 'Portrait of Graduate,' but do they have anything to say about the National School Board Association's attempt to characterize parents as domestic terrorists?; And Lori Lightfoot flinches in the battle over vaccinations with the FOP.
1 hr 13 min
Oct 14, 2021
Episode 036 - Grounded
Southwest Airlines cancels 1800 flights; Chicago business owners say the city's crime rates are forcing them out of the city; Jim Acosta's latest hot take; Nancy Pelosi's Audience with the Pope and OpentheBooks.com founder Adam Andrewski joins the show to talk about the sky-rocketing federal payroll and his efforts to bring about more transparency in government.
Oct 12, 2021
Episode 035 - Recounts and Fact-Checks
In this episode of 'In the Spotlight,' Jeanne and Kathleen recount the DuPage County Auditor's race recount, fact-check Politifact, and expose the local government emails that hint at the beginnings of a political machine in the suburbs.
1 hr 9 min
Oct 8, 2021
Episode 034 - Lies and Incivility
"Everything is free" and other leftist lies plaguing modern politics; The US has one of the strictest policies for masking kids in the nation; the National School Board Association wants parents labeled "domestic terrorists"; Left-wing diplomacy leads activists to follow Krysten Simena into a bathroom and record her, And Eric Zorn surrenders to the cancel mob.
1 hr 1 min
Oct 5, 2021
Episode 033 - Power Struggles
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen react to Biden's Education Secretary telling Congress that he doesn't think that parents should be the ‘primary stakeholder’ of their child’s education; Nearly 600 United Airlines Employees Face Termination for Defying Vaccine Mandate; Peter Breen, a former State Representative and attorney for the Thomas Moore Society joins the show to discuss employees' and parents' legal options when it comes to vaccine mandates; Are we headed for a government shut down? The Biden / Pelosi Infrastructure Bill has stalled; And Governor Pritzker would be disappointed if the Chicago Bears moved outside of the city of Chicago.
1 hr 8 min
Oct 1, 2021
Episode 032 - What's Next?
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the worsening border crisis; the 3T spending bill that may destroy the Democrat Party before it destroys America; Dr. Susie Warden joins the show to talk about why she hasn't given up the fight with her local school board and neither should you; Could the Taliban get nuclear weapons?; and AOC "explains" her "present" vote.
Sep 28, 2021
Episode 031 - Malarkey, Mandates and Marvel
District 200's 'Portrait of a Graduate' is met with mixed (and mixed up) reactions; Here he comes again: Sean Casten channels Dolly Parton; Former DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan joins the show to talk about the next steps in his recount and election integrity; Pfizer Vaccine now safe for children under five - that must mean it's time for the government to mandate it, and Marvel Studios could drop the ‘Men’ from ‘X-Men.’ Welcome to the New World Order.
1 hr 18 min
Sep 23, 2021
Episode 030 - Leadership Matters
In this episode of 'In the Spotlight,' Jeanne and Kathleen talk to Esther Joy King, a former humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan, a JAG Officer and Congressional Candidate, about the successful operation she led to get families out of Afghanistan in the midst of the fall of Kabul. Also, Lori Lightfoot plans to increase Chicago’s property tax levy by $76.5M in 2022; Joe Biden heads to the beach as the nation burns; Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen calls for accountability for the botched Kabul drone strike that killed civilians, and officials plead with Biden for more resources as southern border worsens.
1 hr 3 min
Sep 21, 2021
Episode 029 - Going for Bold
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen set the record straight on Glen Ellyn protests (again); as IL communities brace themselves for Governor Pritzker's Comprehensive Sex curriculum, an Ohio Mayor demands his school boards' resignation over a sexually explicit writing assignment; Unapologetic Nicki Minaj cancels cancel culture (and we love every minute); General Milley's calls to China; And USA Gymnasts are the gold-standard in courage, a review of their Congressional testimonies.
1 hr 2 min
Sep 16, 2021
Episode 028 - Misdirected
Joe Biden's 9/11 misses and the fall-out from his tyrannical vaccine mandate; Illinois has constantly missed the mark on reforming pensions. Where does that leave us? Actuary and Forbes columnist Elizabeth Bauer joins the show to discuss; A Glenbard North teacher who called a student a "piece of sh--" resigns; and A Weinstein accuser blasts the #MeToo Movement for missing their moment.
Sep 14, 2021
Episode 027 - Political Will
In this episode of In the Spotlight, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss Political WIll: The will continue to bring the battle for commonsense to school boards; The will to stand up for reason in the face of the state's powerful special interests on a new energy deal; the will to defy a narrative to protect your city; and the will to stand up against the woke ideologies that seek to undermine the documents that unite us. They also talk with Parkview Christian Academy President Jed Davis about the school's courageous decision to enter into a David v. Goliath battle against ISBE over Governor Pritzker's mask mandate.
Sep 7, 2021
Episode 026 - Miseducation
Suburban districts quarantining healthy kids, while a third-grade teacher in Glen Ellyn makes parents want to keep them home. There is some good news, 40 Academics are pushing back on woke history. Jeanne and Kathleen discuss this, as well as recap the special session with State Rep. Dan Ugaste (did the legislature get to vote on COVID mitigations yet?) and the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. Also, there is some good news, 40 academics are pushing back on woke history.
1 hr 4 min
Sep 3, 2021
Episode 025 - A Battle on Many Fronts
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen review the battles currently being waged: On Twitter, failed former Education Secretary Arne Duncan compares people who oppose mask mandates to ACTUAL Taliban terrorists; In the courts, a mother lost custody of her son because she wasn't vaccinated; One county in Illinois is challenging Governor Pritzker's mask mandate (we know how much he likes a challenge...); and Biden's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Aug 31, 2021
Episode 024 - Failure of Leadership
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan and calls for Biden's resignation. Tonia Khouri, Vice President of In Defense of Christians, a human rights organization that advocates for the Middle East in which the rights of every person are protected regardless of religious creed, joins in to discuss the situation in Kabul. AM560 host Amy Jacobson joins the show to discuss Pritzker's penchant for mandates and aversion to questions that challenge his authority.
1 hr 15 min
Aug 26, 2021
Episode 023 - Fraud and Force
In this episode of 'In the Spotlight, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the State of Illinois Threating a doctor's medical license over his opposition to mask mandates; Pritzker Signs Comprehensive Sex Ed (SB 818); While Afghanistan burns and your kids are forced to wear masks back to school, Nancy Pelosi, Stephen Colbert, and other elites party maskless in Napa Valley; An American mom trapped in Afghanistan pleads to Joe Biden for Help; and a majority of Americans don't find Biden competent (and they're not too thrilled with Kamala, either).
Aug 24, 2021
Episode 022 - Coercion, Compliance and Cowardice
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the on going disaster in Afghanistan; a recent local school board meeting at which the police were involved; IL School Districts on probation from non-compliance; Tom Devore weighs in on what school districts can do about it; and a new report reveals the total failure of ISBE
1 hr 19 min
Aug 19, 2021
Episode 021 - Biden's Afghanistan
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the Biden Administrations inept leadership as Kabul collapses and the Taliban establishes a caliphate; CPS spends more, despite declining enrollment; Former DuPage Auditor gives an update on his recount efforts; The latest offering from the "Shut Up and Obey" crowd: Fauci Tells Americans to "Put aside concerns about personal Liberties"; and the Taliban spokesman has a Twitter platform.
Aug 17, 2021
Episode 020 - The Battle in Your Backyard
In this episode: Timothy Christian feels the full coercive power of the state, and the fight for parental rights takes another blow; law enforcement officer and former state representative John Cabello shares his perspective on the Ella French shooting; Are the League of Women Voters are in bed with Antifa? A Rolling Meadows resident has the scoop and is naming names; Illinois goes full 1984 with their Vax Verify system; and Breakthrough Ideas' week-in-review.
1 hr 15 min
Aug 12, 2021
Episode 019 - The Murder of Ella French
In this episode of 'In the Spotlight,' Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the horrific murder of police officer Ella French and the Chicago politics that made it possible; the FOP pushes back on Pritzker's vaccine mandate; President Obama's birthday and ruling class double standards; And Team USA Basketball players push back on American media.
Aug 10, 2021
Episode 018 - Parents React to Pritzker's Mask Mandate
In this episode of 'In the Spotlight,' Jeanne and Kathleen discuss Pritzker's tyrannical decision to override local districts and mask all students this school year. They contrast his authoritarian tendencies with the practical freedom-focused decisions of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
1 hr 14 min
Aug 5, 2021
Episode 017- Tyranny, Tirades, Trump and the Truth
In this episode of 'In the Spotlight,' Jeanne and Kathleen review the new laws Gov. Pritzker just signed; Pelosi, AOC and the fractures in the Democrat Party; the CDC's BS guidance and what it means for you; IL orders a $1 million tax refund for Trump, Cook County objects (of course they do); and why be a journalist when you can be an advocate?
Aug 3, 2021
Episode 016 - Masking Hypocrisy
On this episode of 'In the Spotlight,' Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the CDC's New Covid Guidelines: The Threats, The Rumors, and The Facts; Lollapalooza: Masking Hypocrisy; State Representative Dan Ugaste joins the show to talk about his bill to rein the Governor's emergency powers; Exelon, a major player in IL politics, announces it is closing 2 of its IL plants; And Chris Cuomo messes with the wrong restaurant owner.
Jul 29, 2021
Episode 015 - 17 months of Tyranny
Pritzker issues his 17th emergency edict. Can nothing save us from this tyrant? A 20-year teacher in Palatine was fired over comments denouncing the riots last summer. Jeanne and Kathleen talk with her lawyer. Meanwhile, Congresswoman Marie Newman (Democrat, IL-03) seems to be escaping any accountability for bribing a potential primary opponent and The United States is off to its best Olympic start in recent memory, picking up ten medals in the Games’ opening days but their ratings are the worst in 33 years.
Jul 27, 2021
Episode 014 - School Board Report
What doesn't Wheaton Warrenville District 200 want you to know? Jeanne and Kathleen discuss in this episode of 'In the Spotlight; Also, Glenbard D87 board members decide they have to "run the experiment" on your kids; Elgin U-46 shuts out parents. One of the U-46 organizers joins us to discuss; Michigan reins in Governor Whitmer; and Congressman Slim Shady shows up on the floor of the US House.
Jul 23, 2021
Episode 013 - Miseducation, Misinformation, Misdirection and Misadventures
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss why Florida spends less on education but scores higher than Illinois; The media narrative about parents standing up to school boards: IL pols reject term limits (again). We discuss with Wirepoints.com Founder Mark Glennon; Chicago Violence continues unabated, and an update on the misadventures of the Texas Democrats.
Jul 20, 2021
Episode 012 - Fights, Blights, Plights and Flights
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen review D200's reasonable back-to-school Covid Mitigation policy and the unreasonable reaction to it. In the wake of Illinois Democrats' phony Ethics Reform, the state has lost another Legislative Inspection General (it's as if they planned it...). State Rep. Dan Caulkins joins Jeanne and Kathleen to discuss. Over 70,000 Illinoisans are facing eviction as a result of an ill-conceived policy that hurt tenants and landlords. And Texas House Democrats hop a flight to DC in a junket that highlights the over-the-top, hyperbolic rhetoric we have come to expect from modern-day Democrats.
Jul 15, 2021
Episode 011 - What Will Back-To-School Look Like?
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the CDC's guidance on going back to school, which leaves a great deal up for interpretation on local school boards. The good news is parents have an opportunity to influence their local board decisions. Also in this episode, Chicago's crime continues unabated; Congressman Sean Casten goes all-in on Critical Race Theory - nevermind that he doesn't seem to understand what Critical Race Theory is; And unemployment claims are crippling Illinois businesses, while a WalletHub report finds cities in Blue States have worse labor market rebounds than those In Red States.
Jul 6, 2021
Episode 010 - Defining CRT
IL Congressman Sean Casten ranted about those who oppose CRT in school on Twitter. In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen discuss Casten's rant and talk to Derrick Crenshaw, a teacher at Glenbard South and his wife Cedra about why they oppose CRT in classrooms. Cedra defies the narrative that opponents can't even define CRT by offering a detailed description of the theory. Also, over 600 new laws go into effect in IL in July. What do you need to know? And Lori Lightfoot blames 99% of the criticism of her on racism and sexism... and (of course) Chicago Tonight host Phil Ponce doesn't have any follow-up questions **eye roll.**
Jul 2, 2021
Episode 009 - Edicts, Audits, and Elections
In this episode of In the Spotlight, Jeanne and Kathleen talk to former DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan about election fraud and his lawsuit to ensure the veracity of the 2020 election. Also, Illinois pols cashing out on their campaign funds; George Floyd's brother triggers leftists; and the Woke Whisperer.
Jun 29, 2021
Episode 008 - You Can't Make It Up
In this episode of 'In the Spotlight,' Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the DuPage County Clerk's outrageous demands in the Auditor's Race Recount and Illinois Credit Rating. They talk with newly elected ILGOP Chairman Don Tracy; review AOC's unionized tree planting force and other stories you just can't make up.
Jun 25, 2021
Episode 007 - Apologies
Jeanne and Kathleen discuss Pritzker's sorry curbside voting law; the apology Lin Manuel Miranda shouldn't have made; the unapologetic Alderman Lopez; and the apology Joe Biden owes Catholics.
Jun 22, 2021
Episode 006 - Parent Push Back
In this episode, Jeanne and Kathleen review the meeting that forced one school district to hit pause on their Deep Equity program with a local grandfather who was part of the pushback; Becky Swan - who went viral for standing up to her school board on state-mandated Sex Ed curriculum - shares her insights on the divide between local boards and parents; the report on Lori Lightfoot's emails deserves to be repeated... and repeated and repeated; and a recap of everything that died, stalled or fell apart in the General Assembly. Are Democrats losing their grip without Mike Madigan in charge?
1 hr 2 min
Jun 18, 2021
Episode 005 - Reopened!
In this episode of 'In the Spotlight,' Jeanne and Kathleen discuss the $250 gift cards the Lightfoot administration has hidden around the city; why the Pritzker administration hates landlords; Andy John Kalkounos, owner of Chicago Prime and Chicago Prime Italian joins the show to give an update on the challenges local restaurants are facing; and Jeanne and Kathleen analyze the week's Best Response (Charles Lipson, Professor Emeritus at UChicago) and the Worst Response (Joe Biden, President of the United States)
Jun 15, 2021
Episode 004 - Energy, Infrastructure and Illinois
In this episode of 'In the Spotlight,' Jeanne and Kathleen discuss Biden's Energy Plan with New Mexico Congresswoman Yvette Herrell, Illinois' Energy Infrastructure, and the best and worst of what they heard at a recent school board meeting.
Jun 11, 2021
Episode 003 - Springfield Wrap-Up
State Rep. Brad Halbrook joins Jeanne and Kathleen in this episode to give the inside scoop of all that went on during session.
1 hr 21 min
Jun 8, 2021
Episode 002 - Illinois Redistricting
Pritzker extends his edicts as Chicago prepares to fully open on Friday. Kathleen and Jeanne talk redistricting with State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi. You won't believe what Dems did in her district! Illinois bureaucrats butcher the Pledge of Allegiance while Texas Republicans Pass ‘Star Spangled Banner Protection Act;' Dissecting the Fauci Emails, And a conversation with UChicago Student Leader Evita Duffy about standing up to the Cancel Culture.
Jun 4, 2021
Episode 001 - Surveying the Damage Done in Springfield
Welcome to our first podcast! This week on “In the Spotlight,” Jeanne and Kathleen recap the end-of-session madness in Springfield and get to the bottom line on the state budget with Ted Dabrowski. Also, Daily Caller Sues Lori Lightfoot Over Racism, the Changing Narrative on COVID's Origin and The Good News: HB2789 Stopped in the Senate