Joining the show this week is Amisha Patel. Amisha is Executive Director of Grassroots Collaborative. Bill and Amisha discuss what the Grassroots Collaborative does, and how it strives to make a positive impact. Topics also include the upcoming election for Mayor of Chicago, gentrification in the city, ways to solve the pension crisis, and the idea of an elected school board.
In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone of The Daily Line,Greg Hinz of Crains, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times. The group kicks off the discussion on CNN Reporter Jim Acosta getting his White House press pass back, and Susana Mendoza has jumped into the Mayor’s race.
This week’s community spotlight segment is with Nick Gale. It focuses on Chicago’s latest effort to combat teen smoking. The city has filed lawsuits against eight online sellers of e-cigarette products. The suit claims the sellers are illegally selling their products to Chicago youth.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the companies are,” following the playbook used by Big Tobacco.”