Connected to Chicago (09-16-2018) Special Guest-Garry McCarthy

Garry McCarthy joins the show. McCarthy is the Former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, and currently running for Mayor for the city of Chicago. Bill and Garry discuss Rahm’s decision not to run for re-election, The consent decree on police conduct, Why he is running for Mayor, Describes his base, and comments on President Trump.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The Round table opens up with a discussion on the Mayoral election, and the news of Bill Daley announcing that he will run for the Mayor of Chicago. The Round table takes a look at the news this week that Governor Rauner is trailing 17 points in the recent poll for Governor behind J.B. Pritzker. Lynn,Greg,Ray,and Heather give an update on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey. John discusses the annual Chicago Public Schools Academic Progress Report.

Record-High Graduation Rate: Students earning a diploma hit an all-time high of 78.2 percent this year – with the biggest improvements coming from African American and Hispanic males. The graduation rate has steadily risen over the past seven years, growing more than 37 percent since 2011, when just over half of CPS students earned a high school diploma.

Record High College and Career Credentials Earned: This year, more CPS graduates earned college and career credentials than ever before. Credential attainment jumped 3.2 percentage points this year, with 46.6 percent of 2018 graduates earning at least one early college and career credential, which helps make college more accessible and affordable for students and their families.