This week on Connected to Chicago Senator Tammy Duckworth joins the show. Bill and Tammy discuss her recent trip to Tijuana Mexico to visit with deported combat veterans, The ongoing impeachment inquiry, and Department of Defense spending/Budget issues. Earlier this week, John Dempsey talked with Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Neil Steinberg about the Northwestern school newspaper flap.
In this week’s round table segment, John is joined by Ray Long and John Byrne of The Chicago Tribune, Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Cheryl Raye-Stout. The conversation opens up with the news this week of an F.B.I wiretap of one of Speaker Madigan’s associates, Mayor Lightfoot wasn’t able to get the casino bill process or the graduated real estate transfer tax going in Springfield, and is Springfield really ready for reform?
Mayor Lightfoot claims Uber paid off black ministers, but wouldn’t provide specific details…
This week’s Connected to Chicago segment is with John Dempsey.
John tells us about a symposium held this past week in Chicago on ways to reduce our city’s violence rate.
The symposium was sponsored by a group called CRED, Create Real Economic Destiny. Invitees included violence reduction experts from New York and Los Angeles. Last year, Chicago created an Office of Violence Prevention and Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proposed about $11 million for violence prevention in her 2020 budget.