Connected to Chicago (06-17-2018) Special Guest-Jim Durkin

Bill Cameron sits down with Illinois GOP House Leader Jim Durkin. Durkin discusses with Bill how he believes Governor Rauner should sign the revised gun shop licensing bill, The abuse scandals involving Chicago Public Schools, and how Illinois finally achieved it’s budget.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crains,Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun Times. The Round table begins the discussion with The possibility of a high speed train being built underground by Elon Musk’s Boring Company, which would take passengers from the city to O’hare in 12 minutes. The discussion then turns to the topic of Kevin Quinn, a Campaign aid worker to Mike Madigan and how he was fired over sexual harassment allegations. Lynn takes on immigration reform, and Fran adresses new developments in the CPS abuse scandal.

This week’s community spotlight segment is with Nick Gale, and focuses on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to add an additional two percent tax on Air B&B’s and use those funds to expand domestic violence shelter beds across the city.

Lisa Morrison Butler, who heads up the city’s Department of Family and Support Services says the increased resources are definitely needed.