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Connected to Chicago (12-08-2019) Special Guest- Donna More

This week on Connected to Chicago Donna More joins the show. More is running for Cook County State’s Attorney. She explains her qualifications, The downside of “Catch and Release”, Bail reform, and the Jussie Smollett fiasco. Is Political Correctness getting in the way of getting the bad guys off the streets?

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation opens up with the news this week of Alderman Matt O’Shea declaring it’s time to end the “BS” of lobbying by elected officials, Jay Doherty resigns from the City Club of Chicago amid a growing investigation involving Mike Madigan, Lynn reports from Washington D.C. with an update on the Impeachment inquiry of President Trump, and Police Chief Eddie Johnson gets fired by the Mayor just a month short of Retirement.

This weeks Connected to Chicago segment is with John Dempsey. this week John covers the 1969 Chicago Police raid that killed Chicago Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark.

While police had initially said the Black Panthers fired at them as they were trying to execute a search warrant, a subsequent federal grand jury investigation found that nearly all of the bullets were fired by the police. Then Cook County States Attorney Edward Hanrahan and 13 others were eventually charged with obstruction of justice, and cleared in a bench trial.

Black voters responded by voting overwhelmingly for Republican Bernard Carey instead of Democrat Hanrahan, in the 1972 State’s Attorney’s race, which Carey won, the beginning of a period of black independence from the Democratic Machine which eventually resulted in the 1983 election of Chicago’s first black Mayor Harold Washington.

​In 1982, the Justice Department, the city and Cook County settled the $47 million civil suit filed by survivors and the families of Clark and Hampton for $1.82 million.

Connected to Chicago (12-1-2019) Tribute to Mayor Harold Washington

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This week on Connected to Chicago we pay tribute to the late great Mayor Harold Washington as Bill plays some of Mayor Washington’s Greatest Hits! His most memorable moments in office.

In this week’s round table segment, John is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation opens up with the news this week of Mayor Lightfoot getting her first budget passed, what are the optics? Lynn previews the impending impeachment as the actual articles come together. An interesting note here is there is no illinois reps on the judiciary committee. Alderman Ed Burke who is under indictment has filed for a new term in office.

This weeks Connected to Chicago segment is with Nick Gale, and highlights a $50 million investment by the State of Illinois in Chicago State University.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says the funding is part of the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan.

Chicago State University will begin work on a multi-phase $25.8 million project at Douglas Hall, including a new Nursing Simulation Laboratory.

State Sen. Elgie Sims (D-Chicago) represents the area and says he is happy to see the investment at Chicago State, a university that once was struggling with reductions in enrollment, financial problems caused by a budget impasse in 2016 and mismanagement under past university leadership .

Besides the new Nursing Simulation Laboratory, the campus will also see an additional $26.3 million in state-funded critical maintenance.

Connected to Chicago (11-24-2019) Special Guest-Marlon Chamberlain, Greater Englewood Community Project Manager.

This week on Connected to Chicago  Marlon Chamberlain, Greater Englewood Community Project Manager of READI Chicago joins the show. READI Chicago’s goal is to decrease shootings and killings in the most violent neighborhoods. They also work to reform individuals on a violent path, and ways to improve the community.

In this week’s round table segment, John is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation opens up with the news this week of the impeachment inquiry, and the coverage of President Trump’s reaction to it, Greg and Lynn debate if the inquiry is really bringing serious enough charges for impeachment, The recent Democratic Debate took place this past week, and who came out on top? Speaker Mike Madigan comes back into the spotlight as the feds probe into a close associate.
This week’s Connected to Chicago segment is with Lauren Cohn. Todd Connor C.E.O of Bunker Labs talks about what challenges returning veterans face for re-entering the workforce after their military service.

Connected to Chicago (11-17-2019) Special Guest-Sen. Tammy Duckworth & Neil Steinberg

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.

Connected to Chicago (11-10-2019) Special Guest- Rep. Greg Harris

This week on Connected to Chicago Rep. Greg Harris joins the show. Harris is the Illinois House Majority Leader. Bill and Greg discuss Mayor Lightfoot’s performance from a Springfield perspective, Graduated Real Estate transfer tax, Will the latest political scandals hurt Chicago’s chances at getting a casino? Will anything be done on Pension reform?

In this week’s round table segment, John is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation opens up with the news this week of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announcing his retirement, and Mayor Lightfoot announcing that Interim Police chief will be Charlie Beck from the L.A.P.D, who is Charlie Beck? How will the culture of the CPD change? Things will get underway in Springfield when the Veto session opens up. Trump Tower is losing money, and would that lead to a potential sale?

This week’s Connected to Chicago segment is with Nick Gale, and highlights the opening of Google’s second office in Chicago.

As Google unveiled its second office in Chicago, it also announced its new partnership with Mayor Lori Lightfoot to help grow digital skills, careers and small businesses in neighborhoods across the city. Google will collaborate with Chicago’s Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) to support digital skills training and increase access to free tools and resources as part of the company’s national Grow with Google initiative. Google will also be leading a series of events in different communities to help Chicago neighborhood businesses learn how to grow using digital marketing tools, analytics and other resources.

Connected to Chicago (11-03-2019) Special Guest- Pat O’Brien

This week on Connected To Chicago John Dempsey is in for Bill Cameron, and talks with Pat O’Brien who is running for Cook County State’s Attorney. O’Brien gives us some brief background about himself, Why he is running for Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, and ways to improve the State’s Attorney office.

In this week’s round table segment, John is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, and Greg Hinz of Crain’s. We open the conversation with breaking news that Rep. Luis Arroyo resigns from office amid bribery charges, Can a Chicago casino work, despite the high taxes? How will Mayor Lightfoot adress the budget issue? Uber is suing Skokie over the new transportation tax. The Chicago Teacher Union strike is finally over, and who is the winner? The Union or the Mayor?

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Lauren Cohn. The college admission scandal has opened our eyes to re-examine the approach to higher education. Joining Lauren Cohn this week is LINK Unlimited Scholars CEO Jonathan Swain.

Connected to Chicago (10-27-2019) Special Guest- Kim Foxx

This week on Connected To Chicago Bill talks with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Fox. The conversation opens up with what she expects to achieve if elected to a 2nd term as State’s Attorney, Reducing violent crime, moving to vacate convictions of marijuana offenders, and The Jussie Smollett case.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, and Lynn Sweet of The Chicago Sun-Times. We find out why the City Club of Chicago is getting frozen out by Governor Pritzker, How is he getting things done with Mayor Lightfoot? Republicans march into an impeachment hearing that was suppose to be private, and Police Chief Eddie Johnson says he will not attend President Trump’s upcoming speech in Chicago.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey.

Mayor Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West plan, which seeks to revitalize impoverished portions of the South and West sides. The program will have various City departments working with corporate partners and philanthropic groups to try and improve living conditions in neighborhoods which Lightfoot says have historically suffered from disinvestment.

A key part of the plan is a $10 million commitment from Chicago’s BMO Harris Bank to support community revitalization.

Connected to Chicago (10-20-2019) Special Guest- Stacy Davis Gates CTU Vice President

This week on Connected To Chicago Bill talks with CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates. Bill and Stacy break down all aspects of the ongoing teacher’s stike, What the teacher’s are working for in the contract, Working towards a deal with Mayor Lightfoot and how to end the strike with a settlement.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, and Lynn Sweet of The Chicago Sun-Times. We find out who Steve Patton is, and what his connections to Mayor Pete Buttigieg are. Ray Long explains the resignation of CEO Anne Pramaggiore from Exelon as a Federal investigation begins. Uber and Lyft might be getting more expensive in Chicago if the congestion tax gets adopted.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Nick Gale, and focuses on the Illinois Commerce Commissions approval of Commonwealth Edison’s tariff for its Rate Residential Time of Use Pricing Pilot. The program is designed to incentivize residential ComEd customers who are participating in the pilot to shift their energy use away from peak periods to times when energy and capacity costs are lower.

Connected to Chicago (10-13-2019) Special Guest-Mayor Lightfoot

This week on Connected To Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joins the show. Bill and Mayor Lightfoot discuss a multitude of topics from balancing the budget to the looming teacher’s strike. How are the Mayor’s ideas being perceived in Springfield? New ways to fix city violence, and make the streets safer. Pension reform comes up in the conversation, and we get the Mayor’s thoughts on that.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of The Chicago Sun-Times. The discussion opens up with the looming teacher’s strike next week, and how the teacher’s are working with the mayor on a deal. Governor Pritzker looks to consolidate downstate pension programs to fix the state pension crisis, Lynn with an update from D.C. on the impeachment inquiry of President Trump

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Lauren Cohn. Lauren talks with Amy Davis from The Museum of Science and Industry about a new program that helps women get into Science career fields.

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (09-29-2019) Special Guest- Toni Preckwinkle

This week on Connected To Chicago the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioner’s Toni Preckwinkle joins the show. Bill and Toni discuss her working relationship with Mayor Lightfoot, Thoughts on President Trump, and Criminal Justice reform.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of The Chicago Sun-Times. The discussion opens up with the recent office raids of Democratic Sen. Martin Sandoval, and the Mayor of McCook Jeff Tobolski. The Impeachment inquiry continues, and Lynn provides an update from Washington D.C. Are there any similarity to the Water Gate scandal? The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike. Will it happen or not?

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Nick Gale. Nick explains the details on the $3.6 million investment in the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund,  which will give small businesses and entrepreneurs on the South and West Sides additional access to capital to create jobs. 

Mayor Lightfoot along with Steve Hall, Vice President of Small Business Lending with the  Local Initiatives Support Corporation, both talk about the importance of small businesses in the community and the capitol they need to get started.

One small business owner who has gotten help is Jimmie Williams. He owns a small local landscaping company called Urban Roots, and was recently able to secure a loan through LISC for a new office building.

The new investments bring the total funding committed to the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to over $9 million to support minority entrepreneurs on Chicago’s South and West Sides.

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (09-22-2019) Special Guest- CTU President Jesse Sharkey

This week on Connected To Chicago The President of the Chicago teacher’s Union Jesse Sharkey joins the show. Bill and Jesse discuss the upcoming strike vote, How Mayor lightfoot can help in negotiations to prevent a strike, The specifics of what the teacher’s are demanding, and the differences in working with Mayor Lightfoot and former Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of The Chicago Sun-Times. The discussion opens up with looming teacher’s strike, and a recap of Bill’s interview with CTU President Jesse Sharkey, How is Mayor Lightfoot doing with negotiating with Springfield? Ray has an update on economic development for central Illinois, and Lynn with an update from Washington D.C. on Corey Lewandowski and changing standards in journalism.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Lauren Cohn. The Carol Stream Police Department is at the forefront of a saliva testing program to measure marijuana impairment in drivers. Sgt. Brian Cluever joins Lauren for a brief discussion.

Connected to Chicago (09-15-2019) Special Guest- Sen. Dick Durbin

This week on Connected To Chicago Senator. Dick Durbin joins the show. Bill and Sen. Durbin discuss vaping, and the banning of flavored vape juice, His opinion on President Trump, Who he feels is the strongest candidate for the Democratic nominee for President, Winning back the Senate chamber, and Illinois politics including the looming CPS Teacher’s strike.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune,Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of The Chicago Sun-Times. The discussion opens up with news of Michael Shakman wanting a federal investigation of the Cook County Clerk’s office over “illegal patronage”, Alderman Ed Burke is back in the news, and a recap of last night’s Democratic Presidential nominee debate. Is it Biden’s race to lose?

This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey. John speaks with Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen and Attorney Michael Dorf, authors of the political biography “Clear It With Sid: Sidney R. Yates and Fifty Years of Presidents, Pragmatism, and Public Service”.

Yates was a Democratic Congressman from the North Side of Chicago from 1948 to 1998.He was known as a New Deal Liberal who would frequently work with his Republican colleagues to pass significant legislation.

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (09-08-2019) Mayor Lightfoot Townhall

Bill Cameron celebrates 50 years in broadcasting!

This week on Connected To Chicago features real Chicago tax payers giving advice to Mayor Lightfoot in a Townhall style press conference. Lightfoot answers questions on a multitude of city issues.

In this week’s round table segment, John Dempsey is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune,Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of The Chicago Sun-Times. The discussion opens up with an analysis of Mayor Lightfoot’s budget shortfall. What are some of the ways to achieve a balanced budget?
The conversation shifts to national politics, and the 2020 election. Will Joe Biden get the nominee for president to run in 2020?
It’s been 50 years since Everett Dirksen passed away. His legacy and importance is remembered on this week’s show.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Nick Gale.

This week’s segment takes a look at the recent annual training summit that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency held in Springfield. The featured speaker was Aurora Deputy Chief Keefe Jackson who talked about the mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Company and what the department learned from it.

Mike Chamness, chair of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, also talks about recent action Gov. J.B. Pritzker took with regards to two bills that focus on mental health and school safety.

Connected to Chicago (09/01/2019) Special Guest- Congressman Mike Quigley

Bill Cameron is back, and joining the show this week is Congressman Mike Quigley. Conversation opens up with the possible impeachment of President Trump, The Mueller Report, Our changing relationships with foreign nations, and who might be the best Democratic candidate to select to run for President in 2020. Could we potentially see Russian meddling in the 2020 election?

In this week’s round table segment, John Dempsey is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The discussion opens up with a recap of Mayor Lightfoot’s state of the city address, and what did we learned from it. Should we allow the Illinois constitution to be changed to implement pension reform? Another Chicago Teacher’s Union strike looms as the teacher’s seem to not accept any offers. Greg offers up an idea of restoring the Thompson Center as Governor Pritzker wishes to sell it.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey. John talks with Craig Bowen, the President of the Black College Golf Coaches Association, and the Diversity and Inclusion Adviser to the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance.

The Chicago Parks Golf Alliance plans to combine the Jackson Park 18 hole and the South Shore 9 hole golf courses into a single, championship level course that would offer discounted tee times for city residents, but charge non-residents $200 to play. The course would also offer expanded youth programs, a caddie program designed to create jobs and yield college scholarships, and improvements to two courses that are in need of refurbishing. Tiger Woods design firm has signed on to design the new course. The project still needs the approval of the Chicago City Council, the Chicago Park District, and the Illinois Legislature.

Connected to Chicago (08-25-2019) Special Guest-Bill Conway

Joining the show this week Bill Conway. Conway is running for Cook County State’s Attorney. John and Bill discuss Bill’s background, Criminal Justice, Bail Reform, The Jussie Smollett case, and the performance thus far of current Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

In this week’s round table segment, John Dempsey is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The discussion opens up with the news of the special prosecutor Dan Webb being appointed by Judge Michael Toomin to look into the actions of Kim Foxx’s actions in the Jussie Smollett case, Mayor Lightfoot imposes a city hiring freeze, and Conservative Joe Walsh plans to run against President Trump in 2020.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Lauren Cohn. Lauren chats with liza Elizabeth Yntema. Liza is a Chicago Philanthropist who founded the Dance Data Project, which emphasis’s Female-Led roles in classical ballet.

Connected to Chicago (08-18-2019) Special Guest- Rep. David McSweeney

Joining the show this week State Representative David McSweeney. David and John discuss pension reform, income taxes, The failure(s) of the Rauner administration, and the possibility of bringing back the death penalty.

In this week’s round table segment, John Dempsey is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The discussion opens up with President Trump making comments that he is again considering pardoning ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich, A study from Las Vegas has concluded that a Chicago casino wouldn’t be feasible due to the tax structure, and Dorothy Brown has announced she won’t seek re-election.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Nick Gale. Nick explains the creation of the Elder Abuse Task Force. This week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the 22 members that will serve on the panel.

Reporting its findings and recommendations to the governor and the General Assembly by January 1, 2021, the task force will analyze the effectiveness of elder protective services in Illinois and other states and develop a long-term plan to improve outcomes for older Illinoisans.

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (08-11-2019) Special Guest- Amy Campanelli

Joining the show this week Amy Campanelli. Campanelli is the Public Defender of Cook County. John and Amy discuss the Chicago Police Gun Defender Dashboard, Bail Reform, and The benefits of police body cameras, which makes it clear as public defender to see what is happening between the officer and client.

In this week’s round table segment, John Dempsey is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The discussion opens up with speculation that former Governor Rod Blagojevich prison sentence might be commuted by President Trump, The tragic mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton bring the spotlight on gun law reform and red flag laws, and how can Mayor Lightfoot fix the city’s financial problems.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Lauren Cohn. Lauren talks to Dr. Paul Berkowitz, Chairman of The Department of Psychiatry for Sinai Health System. Holy Cross Hospital has recently opened a brand new mental health wing. Dr. Berkowitz describes the benefits that this will bring to the community and hospital.

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (08-04-2019) Special Guest-Richard Boykin

Joining the show this week Richard Boykin. Boykin is a former Cook County Commissioner, and considering a run for State’s Attorney to replace Kim Foxx. John and Richard discuss crime in Chicago, The Jussie Smollett case, and defending the rights of crime victim families. Boykin criticizes Foxx, and explains how he might run for State’s Attorney.

In this week’s round table segment, John Dempsey is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet and of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The discussion opens up with a recap of the Democratic Presidential Debate, Who looked like the strongest candidate? Did Biden’s blundering answers set him back at all? Can the Republicans take the House? The conversation shifts locally to the Obama Center, and where it will be built.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Nick Gale. Gov. Pritzker has signed a law that prohibits employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.

The bill was sponsored by State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) who says it is needed to stop the cycle of less pay for female employees that often begins with their first job.

The new law begins in 60 days.

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (07-21-2019) Special Guest- Superintendent Eddie Johnson of The Chicago Police

Joining the show this week is Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Johnson goes in depth on the ways that CPD is taking care of gang violence, He responds to Mayor Lightfoot saying that we’re “losing the street”, and what to expect from legalized gambling and cannabis.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The discussion opens up with the FBI raiding Mike McClain’s home who is a lobbyist for Comed, and has ties to Michael Madigan. What’s to come from this? Mayor Lightfoot suggests that the democrats shouldn’t take the bait from President Trump’s recent comments saying that they were “xenophobic”, and implying we should find a balance. Toni Preckwinkle and the Mayor argue over police policy

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Nick Gale, and focuses on a lawsuit filed against the state by the Illinois State Rifle Association. ISRA filed the lawsuit Wednesday to block implementation of a law requiring state licensing of gun dealers. ISRA executive director Richard Pearson says the suit contends that the rules aren’t clear. Gun dealers are already licensed at the federal level.

Upon signing the law, J.B. Pritzker said it would detour straw purchases and slow the illegal gun purchases in the state. Most evidence though shows that guns flowing into the hands of criminals in Illinois come from Indiana and Mississippi.

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron-(07-14-2019) Special Guest-Quentin Fulks

Joining the show this week is Quentin Fulks. Quentin is the President and Executive Director of Think Big Illinois. Think Big Illinois is a non-profit organization that is in support of progressive policies. Bill and Quentin discuss the 2020 State Budget, How the graduated income tax will be implemented, Bill asks the question of why not taxing retirement funds? Was the gas tax necessary? And how will legalized marijuana, and a casino in Chicago help the state get back on track?

Bill welcomes in the Round Table to discuss the week in news, and what’s to come from the major headlines of the week. Joining the show this week is Ray Long from the Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone of The Daily Line, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of The Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation kicks off with expert analysis on the Chicago Teacher’s Union threat to strike, Heather recaps Mayor Lightfoot’s press conference, The 2020 census won’t include the “are you a citizen” question, and Ray with an update on Michael Madigan’s civil suit. The alligator is still loose in Humboldt park!

This week’s community spotlight is with Lauren Cohn. Maryville Academy has expanded it’s summer sports programs to help children in Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods. Nina Aliprandi, Director of Program Services joins in the conversation with Lauren.