Connected to Chicago (10-07-2018) Special Guest-Lori Lightfoot

Bill Cameron chats with Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot used to be President of the police board and is currently an attorney, investigator, and risk manager. Bill and Lori discuss the Jason Van Dyke trial, her plan if elected as mayor to improve public safety and violence prevention, ways to prevent gun violence, and how to solve the pension problem.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The discussion opens up with the gubernatorial debate and comments on J.B Pritzker having the toilets removed from his mansion, and Governor Rauner’s handling of the Quincy veterans home situation. Lynn provides in update from Washington D.C on the Brett Kavanaugh hearing. The Round table concludes with a discussion on the consequences arising from the Jason Van Dyke Trial verdict.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey. John discusses an initiative from Senator Dick Durbin that has Chicago hospitals collaborating to reduce gun violence, and improve conditions in impoverished communities on the South and West sides. The program is called H.E.A.L. which stands for Hospital Engagement, Action, and Leadership.