In the Loop tonight at 7 p.m.—learn more about this week’s guests.

image

The Church versus Hillary Clinton and 11,000 same sex couples. The battle for gay marriage continues in Illinois. Who will win? With only several votes needed for legislation to become law, it is hard to say. Tonight on In the Loop hosts Chris Bury and Barbara Pinto discuss this issue with Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long.

Some notable Chicago celebrities besides Clinton are adding momentum to the fight, including one Chicago Cub. Tune in this evening to find out more and what this week’s guests think of Rahm Emanuel’s latest move. For more information on episode 106 panelists, read on.

For more than three decades, Ray Long has written about government and politics—the Greatest Beat on Planet Earth.  He has worked in the Chicago Tribune’s statehouse bureau since 1998. He has authored ground-breaking stories about political scandals, questionable public spending, massive budget problems and major legislative issues under five governors. He played significant roles in multiple hard-edged stories about imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan, a Republican, and impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat sentenced to prison for trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by another graduate of the Illinois legislature, President Barack Obama. Read more: http://www.woc1420.com/pages/raylong.html#ixzz2O1dYOd8Z

 

image

Rui Kaneya (roo-ee caan-ye-a) is interim editor at The Chicago Reporter. Kaneya was a recipient of the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Minority Fellowship in Urban Journalism in 1998 and specializes in reporting on immigration issues. His work has been recognized with numerous awards for his reporting and editing. Among the most recent were the Watchdog Award for Excellence in Public Interest Reporting from the Chicago Headline Club, the Society of Professional Journalists’ local chapter, and the Herman Kogan Media Award from The Chicago Bar Association. Check out his work here: http://www.chicagoreporter.com/authors/rui-kaneya

 

image

 GENEVIEVE THIERS is an entrepreneur in the Chicago area.  Her first company, Sittercity.com, is America’s first company to take caregiving services online. Sittercity.com now has millions of users nationwide, and serves clients like the U.S. Department of Defense, Avon, Mastercard, Monster WW and many others. With new locations in the UK and Canada, it is an international success.  Genevieve was recognized by President Bush at the White House. http://alumni.northwestern.edu/node/1206

 

 image

PETER CUNNINGHAM is the President of Cunningham Communications, Chicago-based strategy and consulting firm focused on education, government, and economic development for public, private and non-profit clients.  From 2009 to 2012, Cunningham served as the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach, U.S. Department of Education.  Appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate, he reported directly to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, managed a staff of over 100 with a budget of $5 million.  Read more: https://www2.ed.gov/news/staff/bios/cunningham.html

 

In the Loop tonight at 7 p.m.—learn more about this week’s guests.

image

The Church versus Hillary Clinton and 11,000 same sex couples. The battle for gay marriage continues in Illinois. Who will win? With only several votes needed for legislation to become law, it is hard to say. Tonight on In the Loop hosts Chris Bury and Barbara Pinto discuss this issue with Chicago Tribune reporter Ray Long.

Some notable Chicago celebrities besides Clinton are adding momentum to the fight, including one Chicago Cub. Tune in this evening to find out more and what this week’s guests think of Rahm Emanuel’s latest move. For more information on episode 106 panelists, read on.

For more than three decades, Ray Long has written about government and politics—the Greatest Beat on Planet Earth.  He has worked in the Chicago Tribune’s statehouse bureau since 1998. He has authored ground-breaking stories about political scandals, questionable public spending, massive budget problems and major legislative issues under five governors. He played significant roles in multiple hard-edged stories about imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan, a Republican, and impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat sentenced to prison for trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by another graduate of the Illinois legislature, President Barack Obama. Read more: http://www.woc1420.com/pages/raylong.html#ixzz2O1dYOd8Z

 

image

Rui Kaneya (roo-ee caan-ye-a) is interim editor at The Chicago Reporter. Kaneya was a recipient of the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Minority Fellowship in Urban Journalism in 1998 and specializes in reporting on immigration issues. His work has been recognized with numerous awards for his reporting and editing. Among the most recent were the Watchdog Award for Excellence in Public Interest Reporting from the Chicago Headline Club, the Society of Professional Journalists’ local chapter, and the Herman Kogan Media Award from The Chicago Bar Association. Check out his work here: http://www.chicagoreporter.com/authors/rui-kaneya

 

image

 GENEVIEVE THIERS is an entrepreneur in the Chicago area.  Her first company, Sittercity.com, is America’s first company to take caregiving services online. Sittercity.com now has millions of users nationwide, and serves clients like the U.S. Department of Defense, Avon, Mastercard, Monster WW and many others. With new locations in the UK and Canada, it is an international success.  Genevieve was recognized by President Bush at the White House. http://alumni.northwestern.edu/node/1206

 

 image

PETER CUNNINGHAM is the President of Cunningham Communications, Chicago-based strategy and consulting firm focused on education, government, and economic development for public, private and non-profit clients.  From 2009 to 2012, Cunningham served as the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach, U.S. Department of Education.  Appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate, he reported directly to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, managed a staff of over 100 with a budget of $5 million.  Read more: https://www2.ed.gov/news/staff/bios/cunningham.html

 

About:

Following:

NPR
PRX
NVR