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Comcast Newsmakers provides a unique local news platform for the presentation of information of relevance and special interest to its audience via interviews with local, state, and federal officials as well as community leaders. Newsmakers segments are produced both nationally and locally. National Newsmakers segments are produced at our Washington, D.C. studio, as well as on location.  Locally, Newsmakers features are produced in over 45 markets in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform with Elgie Sims

Illinois
State
There needs to be a coordination of efforts to work with Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Cook County Sherriff Tom Dart.
tom rooney

Illinois State Budget with Tom Rooney

Illinois
State
We all need to come together and make an agreement.
Dale Righter

Illinois State Budget with Dale Righter

Illinois
State
We all want more jobs and a budget. Our state is not beyond repair.
education funding

Education Funding with Sue Rezin

Illinois
State
The current formula for education funding has been in place for over 30 years and needs some changes.
robert pritchard

Illinois State Budget with Robert Pritchard

Illinois
State
We are losing college students to out of state schools.
david olsen

Illinois State Budget with David Olsen

Illinois
State
We can't have economic growth without a balanced budget.
anti-business legislation

Anti-business Legislation with Jim Oberweis

Illinois
Economy and Business
Illinois has the best farm lands, the best universities, and is a transportation hub so the state should be doing better.
Education Reform

Education Reform with Karen McConnaughay

Illinois
Education
People are frustrated and want a better education for their children. We all need to work together and try to find solutions.
Education Funding

Education Funding with Dan McConchie

Illinois
Education
We need to do what's right, what's adequate and learn how to move away from local wealth. Everyone benefits from a robust education system.
Lou Lang

Illinois State Budget with Lou Lang

Illinois
Politics
It is quite possible that in Governor Rauner's four year term, there will be no balanced budget.