Connected to Chicago (05-19-2019) Special Guest-Ald. Scott Waguespack

Bill talks with Alderman Scott Waguespack. Alderman Waguespack explains what he expects to happen when Lori Lightfoot takes office. Waguespack will become chairman of finance. Will there be an increase in property or sales tax?

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The discussion opens up with Governor Pritzker announces a forty billion dollar plan for the state, which include highter taxes. Lori Lightfoot will be sworn in as Mayor of Chicago on Monday. What changes can we expect to see? Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in town. Can he make a run in 2020?

This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey. John explains how the Simon Wiesenthal Center has released it’s 2019 Digital Terrorism and Hate Report Card. Since the 1990’s, African Americans have been the #1 target of race-based hate crimes and Jews have been the #1 target of religious-based hate crimes. Hate crimes and bigotry against Latinos, recent immigrants, Muslims and the LGBT community are plaguing our communities as well. Social media has supercharged hate, leading to an increase of lone wolf attacks in houses of worship.