Hostile Business Environment
Jim Oberweis - Illinois State Senator, 25th District
Illinois is hostile to existing and new businesses. With special fees, including workers comp & minimum wage increases, business can't stay open in Chicago. Illinois needs to change the Medicaid state pension and put caps on pensions.
Hosted by: Paul Lisnek
Produced by: Greater Chicago Newsmakers Team
LGBTQ Equality in Black America
Recent years have afforded many advancements in the movement for LGBTQ equality. And while public opinion polls show that visibility and acceptance continue to rise, not all subgroups reap the same benefits. For African-Americans who identify as LGBTQ, equality gaps do exist across earning ability, health issues and inclusion.
David J. Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition
, discusses the black equality gap, along with his organization’s efforts to foster higher rates of acceptance and visibility for the black LGBTQ population.