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Lou Michels is in-studio discussing the airline industry, Savings & Loan and more. Senator Matt Murphy of Illinois rejoins the show to talk election season and his proposal to add another Big Ten caliber university in the state of Illinois. Finally, Tom White, President of Crossroads Financial updates us on the insurance and financial industries and how they’ve been affected by zero percent interest rates.

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Lou Michels

Lou Michels is an employment and sports law attorney with a national law firm, who is also an NFL player agent. He joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Thursday morning from Denver, Colorado. Lou represents companies and individuals in dealing with workplace problems ranging from labor union and discrimination cases to employment contracts and trade secret disputes. He played football at Air Force, and graduated from Duke Law School, where he developed an appreciation for college basketball. He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Lou grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and Minneapolis, where his father was a professional football coach for the Minnesota Vikings for almost 30 years. Read more.

Matt Murphy

State Senator Matt Murphy was elected to the Illinois Senate in November 2006 and quickly established his legislative priorities upon his arrival in Springfield. He’s a tireless advocate for balanced budgets, job growth and the return of honest and ethical government to Springfield.

Senator Murphy was appointed to be the Senate Republican Deputy Leader in January 2013, after first serving as the Senate Republican Caucus Chair.  He has also served as the co-chairman of the Senate’s Deficit Reduction Committee and served on the Illinois Senate Special Committee on Impeachment Procedures that established the protocols for former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s tribunal, which led to his historic removal from office.

In the Senate, Senator Murphy serves as the Minority Spokesperson of the Executive and Appropriations I Committees, and sits on the Appropriations II, Energy, and Revenue Committees.

The Senator is actively engaged in his community, serving as the co-chairman of the Northwest Suburban Alliance on Domestic Violence and on the executive boards for the Palatine Park District Foundation, and Preservation of Human Dignity, Women in Need Growing Stronger Board.

A native of Mount Prospect, he attended St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights. He is an alumnus of the University of Iowa, and graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1996 with a Juris Doctor. Currently, Sen. Murphy is a practicing attorney with Brian J. McManus & Assoc. in Chicago.

He and his wife, Julie, reside with their four children, Erin, Molly, Kevin, and Colleen in Palatine.

The 27th  Senate District includes the communities of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Des Plaines, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mt. Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights, and Rolling Meadows.

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Tom White

Tom White is the Owner of Lion Street Advisors in Austin, TX, along with serving as President of Crossroads Financial out of Chicago, IL — a boutique firm focused on high net worth individuals, families and business owners. Tom focuses on financial security planning, estate planning and business planning. He has been in the industry for 14 years.

In 1993, Tom White was selected in the 7th Round of the NHL Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He served as Captain of the 1997 Miami University Hockey Team and played professional minor league hockey from 1998-2000.

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