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BATTLECAST - Don't Cross The Streams!

Aug 18, 2020
Front Row Network

If there is one thing that is clear in the COVID world, it's that streaming services are now the kings of the entertainment world. With so many options out there, which service should claim the crown as the best? Well lets us introduce you to our newest show as 5 of our personalities take on the personas of the streaming giants with Larry Smith serving as the ref. Let the #Battlecast begin! #NPR #FRN

FEATURING: Larry Smith, Jay Hoffman, Steve Sykes, Jeremy Goeckner, Brandon Davis & Craig McFarland

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Welcome our new video series #TheRundown. Here we will give you a very quick review of the biggest entertainment news you might have missed last week. This episode we talk about the UK opening up for film production, some MCU Phase 4 details and more celebrity goodbyes.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

It's a big day for #BeyondTheMouse and indeed for everyone! #Disney has officially launched its new streaming platform #Disney+. The whole crew is here to give their impressions on what they're most looking forward to and what they'll be watching first!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

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Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget office issued its final five-year forecast and the trends are not good. Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker is likely going to face an uphill climb toward meeting his campaign promises while coming anywhere close to balancing the state budget.

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Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois

Chicago and Illinois submit their joint bid for Amazon's "HQ2" — a second headquarters for the web retailer. We'll talk about the incentives arms race, Illinois' strengths and weaknesses, and the secret bid.

Carter Staley / NPR Illinois

Buying shoes, a new computer or even toilet paper online can be convenient and cheap, but officials in cities across central Illinois say it’s taking a bite out of their budgets.

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After a nationwide call , cities across America are looking to land Amazon’s second headquarters attracting bids from big cities like Chicago.  But, Edwardsville, in the Metro East near St. Louis, is also throwing its hat in the ring.  

A Look At Amazon's Move To Illinois

Oct 29, 2014
Matthew Penning

Amazon has announced it will open facilities in Illinois, saying it will bring 1,000 jobs to the state. That announcement was made Tuesday. But what does it really mean for the state when it comes to jobs, as well as taxes for consumers? Illinois Issues' Jamey Dunn has been following the online retailer and its relationship with the state for years now (read a past report here). She joins us for this interview:

Amazon Inc. says it plans to open its first facility in Illinois next year in a move that would create 1,000 jobs.  

The announcement comes a week from election day as Governor Pat Quinn touts economic growth and his Republican opponent, Bruce Rauner, has criticized the slow growth of employment in Illinois.

The company made the announcement about the $75 million project on Tuesday. The jobs figure would be reached by 2017.