Connected to Chicago (09/01/2019) Special Guest- Congressman Mike Quigley

Bill Cameron is back, and joining the show this week is Congressman Mike Quigley. Conversation opens up with the possible impeachment of President Trump, The Mueller Report, Our changing relationships with foreign nations, and who might be the best Democratic candidate to select to run for President in 2020. Could we potentially see Russian meddling in the 2020 election?

In this week’s round table segment, John Dempsey is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The discussion opens up with a recap of Mayor Lightfoot’s state of the city address, and what did we learned from it. Should we allow the Illinois constitution to be changed to implement pension reform? Another Chicago Teacher’s Union strike looms as the teacher’s seem to not accept any offers. Greg offers up an idea of restoring the Thompson Center as Governor Pritzker wishes to sell it.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey. John talks with Craig Bowen, the President of the Black College Golf Coaches Association, and the Diversity and Inclusion Adviser to the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance.

The Chicago Parks Golf Alliance plans to combine the Jackson Park 18 hole and the South Shore 9 hole golf courses into a single, championship level course that would offer discounted tee times for city residents, but charge non-residents $200 to play. The course would also offer expanded youth programs, a caddie program designed to create jobs and yield college scholarships, and improvements to two courses that are in need of refurbishing. Tiger Woods design firm has signed on to design the new course. The project still needs the approval of the Chicago City Council, the Chicago Park District, and the Illinois Legislature.