Connected to Chicago (06-24-2018) Special Guest-Pat Brady

Joining the show this week is Pat Brady. Pat is the former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party and former prosecutor. Bill and Pat discuss the gubernatorial race, JB Pritzker and Governor Rauner’s campaign TV ad’s, The property tax and Map issues, and how the Rod Blagojevich/JB Pritzker audio recordings are still an effective campaign strategy for Rauner to use.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crains,Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun Times. The Round table begins the discussion with the immigration issue of families being separated at the border, Lynn gives her take on President Trump predicting a red wave in the upcoming elections, Greg recaps Governor Rauner’s week, Fran discusses the Supreme Court ruling that states can collect sales taxes on online purchases, and the discussion turns to breaking news that Karen Lewis has announced that she’s retiring.

This week’s community spotlight segment is with John Dempsey, and is on the Cook County Treasurer making the second installment of the County property tax bills available online, two weeks early.

The property tax bills due August 1, 2018, have already been posted at, where property owners can pay for free, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said. The bills are available about two weeks before they will be mailed.

A growing number of property owners like the convenience of paying their taxes at, where payments now exceed those made at bank branches.