Connected to Chicago (07-01-2018) Special Guest- Governor Bruce Rauner

Joining the show this week is Governor Bruce Rauner. Bill and Governor Rauner discuss the current issues affecting the state of Illinois like gun issues, The economy, The Budget, and pension reform.

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 reacts to Bill’s interview with the Governor, The hypocritical comments of Mitch McConnell, Pat Quinn tries to shame Rahm into letting him onto the mayoral ballot, and President Trump is predicting a red wave this fall.

This week’s community spotlight segment is with Nick Gale.

In December 2014, City Council passed Mayor Emanuel’s ordinance to raise the Chicago minimum wage from $10.50 per hour to $13 per hour by 2019. The minimum wage is currently $11 dollars an hour, will increase to $12 an hour plus $6.25 for tipped employees on July 1, 2018, and will reach a minimum wage of $13 an hour on July 1, 2019. Beginning July 1, 2020, the yearly increase in Chicago’s minimum wage will be tied to the rate of inflation but not to exceed 2.5 percent.