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Connected to Chicago (12-2-2018) Special Guest-Toni Preckwinkle

This week Bill sits down with Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle is the Cook County Board President, and running for Mayor of Chicago. Bill and Toni discuss why she is running for mayor, issues affecting the city, and the consent decree.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Heather Cherone of The Daily Line,Greg Hinz of Crains, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation kicks off with coverage of Alderman Ed Burke’s offices being subjected to an FBI raid, and what’s going to be the outcome of this? The mayor’s race is heating up, and Illinois celebrates it’s 200th birthday.

This week’s community spotlight segment is with Nick Gale. With the holiday shopping season here, millions of consumers have and will be purchasing the latest and greatest TVs or furniture. But with the shopping frenzy for holiday presents, there are essential items consumers may have forgotten to add to their list. One very important item to include is an anchoring kit for a television or furniture.

The Consumer Product Safety commission has launched a campaign to get the word out.

Spokeswoman Patty Davis says 70 percent of child tip-over fatalities involve kids between the age of 1 and 3 and a half. She says it just takes five minutes to secure furniture in a room and straps are readily available at hardware stores.

For more information please visit http://www.anchorit.gov

Bill Cameron: ‘Can’t we get someone who’s not a billionaire to run for these offices?’

 

Big John and Bill Cameron, from Connected to Chicago, discuss the political theatre that’s shown during debates, specifically the one between Rauner and Pritzker, and how you will only hear what they truly stand for in a personal interview. Going into Bill’s thoughts on Peter Roskam, Bill Daley, Toni Preckwinkle, and other mayoral candidates.

 

Listen to Bill Cameron on Connected to Chicago, Sunday nights at 7 pm. This weeks guest, Gery Chico.

Preckwinkle Pushes Pop Tax

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) A penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages has been proposed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle as part of her 2017 budget proposal.

Only one Republican on the County Board showed up to hear Preckwinkle propose yet another tax. The one who did, Pete Sylvestri of Elmwood Park, was not enthralled.

“I think it’s a further reduction in the attractiveness of Cook County as a business center,” Sylvestri said. “I don’t know how many people will stop drinking these types of products or where they move on to a jurisdiction where there is no tax to buy it in bulk.”

But Preckwinkle said she needs the sugary drink tax in part to pay for programs to combat street violence as Springfield remains deadlocked on a state budget. Will it pass? Probably.

@ 2016 WLS-AM News