Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (09-08-2019) Mayor Lightfoot Townhall

Bill Cameron celebrates 50 years in broadcasting!

This week on Connected To Chicago features real Chicago tax payers giving advice to Mayor Lightfoot in a Townhall style press conference. Lightfoot answers questions on a multitude of city issues.

In this week’s round table segment, John Dempsey is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune,Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of The Chicago Sun-Times. The discussion opens up with an analysis of Mayor Lightfoot’s budget shortfall. What are some of the ways to achieve a balanced budget?
The conversation shifts to national politics, and the 2020 election. Will Joe Biden get the nominee for president to run in 2020?
It’s been 50 years since Everett Dirksen passed away. His legacy and importance is remembered on this week’s show.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Nick Gale.

This week’s segment takes a look at the recent annual training summit that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency held in Springfield. The featured speaker was Aurora Deputy Chief Keefe Jackson who talked about the mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Company and what the department learned from it.

Mike Chamness, chair of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, also talks about recent action Gov. J.B. Pritzker took with regards to two bills that focus on mental health and school safety.