Connected to Chicago (08-25-2019) Special Guest-Bill Conway

Joining the show this week Bill Conway. Conway is running for Cook County State’s Attorney. John and Bill discuss Bill’s background, Criminal Justice, Bail Reform, The Jussie Smollett case, and the performance thus far of current Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

In this week’s round table segment, John Dempsey 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 news of the special prosecutor Dan Webb being appointed by Judge Michael Toomin to look into the actions of Kim Foxx’s actions in the Jussie Smollett case, Mayor Lightfoot imposes a city hiring freeze, and Conservative Joe Walsh plans to run against President Trump in 2020.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Lauren Cohn. Lauren chats with liza Elizabeth Yntema. Liza is a Chicago Philanthropist who founded the Dance Data Project, which emphasis’s Female-Led roles in classical ballet.