Joining the show this week is Erika Harold. Erika is the Republican candidate running for Attorney General for Illinois. Erika discusses key issues with Bill, How she can win the election against Kwame Raoul, Police accountability, and the current state of Illinois politics.
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 group kicks off the discussion with breaking news on a report about President Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen talking on a recording about making a payment to an ex-Playboy model. The Conversation turns to covering President Trump’s Helsinki meeting with Putin and his foreign policy. Fran gives an update on a story on consent decree and police accountability. Lynn discusses Vice President Mike Pence’s recent trip to Chicago and what it means for Governor Rauner.
This week’s community spotlight segment is with Nick Gale.
Nick discusses the two gun bills that Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law.
The bills, which have bipartisan support, are part of the comprehensive public safety plan that the governor unveiled earlier this year. Rauner’s signature on HB 2354 enacts “red flag” legislation giving courts authority to use emergency civil restraining orders to disarm dangerous individuals;
Rauner also signed SB 3256, which enacts a 72-hour waiting period for the purchase of all guns in Illinois, not just hand guns.
At the press conference announcing the bill actions, Rauner urged legislators to get to work on other public safety legislation, including proposals that give schools the ability to hire more resource officers and mental health workers.