Connected to Chicago (09-15-2019) Special Guest- Sen. Dick Durbin

This week on Connected To Chicago Senator. Dick Durbin joins the show. Bill and Sen. Durbin discuss vaping, and the banning of flavored vape juice, His opinion on President Trump, Who he feels is the strongest candidate for the Democratic nominee for President, Winning back the Senate chamber, and Illinois politics including the looming CPS Teacher’s strike.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune,Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of The Chicago Sun-Times. The discussion opens up with news of Michael Shakman wanting a federal investigation of the Cook County Clerk’s office over “illegal patronage”, Alderman Ed Burke is back in the news, and a recap of last night’s Democratic Presidential nominee debate. Is it Biden’s race to lose?

This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey. John speaks with Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen and Attorney Michael Dorf, authors of the political biography “Clear It With Sid: Sidney R. Yates and Fifty Years of Presidents, Pragmatism, and Public Service”.

Yates was a Democratic Congressman from the North Side of Chicago from 1948 to 1998.He was known as a New Deal Liberal who would frequently work with his Republican colleagues to pass significant legislation.