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.