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Connected to Chicago (10-21-2018) Special Guest-Senator Dick Durbin

Bill Cameron chats with Senator Dick Durbin. Bill and Senator Durbin discuss the upcoming elections, and if there might be a red or blue wave, President Trump’s policies, and who might be President in 2020. Jamal Khashoggi is also discussed as well Senator Mitch McConell and social security reform.

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 Round table starts off by discussing how campaign workers for J.B. Pritzker have filed a lawsuit over discrimination. Greg has an update on Attorney General Jeff Sessions speech in Chicago and discusses the consent decree. Fran discusses how Chance the Rapper has endorsed Amara Enyia for Mayor of Chicago.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Jennifer Keiper. Jeff Hall, who was wounded when his vehicle struck an Iraqi anti-tank mine, while serving in the Persian Gulf War, is now the National Employment Director with the Disabled American Veterans. He talks to WLS-AM 890 about disabled veterans re-entering the workforce, the benefits for companies that hire, and the new Guide to Hiring and Retaining Veterans with Disabilities. The free guide for disabled vets and employers can be downloaded from DAV’s website: www.jobs.dav.org.

Dick Durbin: “[John McCain] put together coalitions that worked in the Senate and we need more of that, that’s for sure.”

 

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by the senior United States Senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin, where they talk about the legacy of John McCain. Durbin speaks upon what he will be most remembered for, what he accomplished as a career, and what it was like to work with him.

Connected to Chicago (10-15-2017)

Bill Cameron Sits down with Senator Dick Durbin. They discuss Obamacare and Trumpcare. They also discuss DACA and the Dreamers. Durbin talks about Trump’s tweets and his interactions with the President. They discuss Durbin’s thoughts on Trump thus far, as well as talking about Governor Bruce Rauner.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times. Topics include Senator Dick Durbin, and Trump’s action on Iran. The round table also discusses Governor Rauner, President Trump, and the Pop-Tax being repealed.

John Dempsey’s Community Spotlight piece for this week focuses on University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler winning the Nobel Prize.

Connected To Chicago (5-21-2017)

Bill Cameron sits down this week with Senator Dick Durbin. They discuss Durbin’s thoughts on President Trump so far, including the recent Comey firing, and his potential replacements. They also discuss potential upcoming FBI investigations. Senator Durbin also shares his thoughts on the Illinois budget. They discuss the possibility of Trump being removed from office, and what a “President Pence” might look like.

In this week’s round table discussion, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times. They too discuss the possibility of seeing a President Pence, as well as the possibility of President Trump being removed from office, or removing himself. The round table also touches on the Census Director resigning, as well as Government funding to certain departments or programs being cut. They specifically mention the EPA, Medicaid, and the Great Lakes Initiative. They also discuss the possibility of the EPA Regional Office in Chicago being closed. The round table also discusses Governor Rauner being publicly silent about Medicaid changes.

John Dempsey’s Community Spotlight piece focuses on the opening of the downtown Riverwalk.

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin talks about Trump’s win and national security concerns

Durbin accused Putin’s actions as “a tactic that threatens the very basis of our democracy,” on Tuesday morning with John Howell.

“We in the U.S. have watched Putin carefully,” Durbin said. “This is not a boy scout leader – he’s an individual who has dealt with the dirtiest soviet forces, and now he leads the country.”

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin joins the show to talk about his range of emotions concerning Trump’s win over Hillary.