Connected to Chicago (05-05-2019) Special Guest-Assessor Fritz Kaegi

Joining the show this week is Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi. Kaegi describes how is improving the Cook County Assessor’s office, Gives details on what a property tax assessment is, and ways to modernize.

Bill welcomes in the Round Table to discuss the week in news, and what’s to come. Joining the show this week is Ray Long from the Chicago Tribune,Greg Hinz of Crains, Fran Spielman and Lynn Sweet of The Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation kicks off with a look back at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s time in office, Governor Pritzker is looking to get the graduated income tax passed in Springfield, and Mayor-elect Lightfoot will be in Washington D.C. next week. What’s to come?

This week’s Connected to Chicago segment is with Nick Gale, and focuses on May being designated Mental Health Month.

We talk with Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America, which started Mental Health Month 70 years ago to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.

A new report finds that Illinois ranks 11th in prevalence of mental Illness and access to care rankings. Gionfriddo says that’s a good standing.

This year’s theme, “4Mind4Body,” explores the topics of animal companionship, spirituality and religion, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness.

Folks can also visit a tool kit that Mental Health America has put together at