This week on Connected To Chicago The President of the Chicago teacher’s Union Jesse Sharkey joins the show. Bill and Jesse discuss the upcoming strike vote, How Mayor lightfoot can help in negotiations to prevent a strike, The specifics of what the teacher’s are demanding, and the differences in working with Mayor Lightfoot and former Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
In this week’s round table segment, Bill 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 looming teacher’s strike, and a recap of Bill’s interview with CTU President Jesse Sharkey, How is Mayor Lightfoot doing with negotiating with Springfield? Ray has an update on economic development for central Illinois, and Lynn with an update from Washington D.C. on Corey Lewandowski and changing standards in journalism.
This week’s Community Spotlight is with Lauren Cohn. The Carol Stream Police Department is at the forefront of a saliva testing program to measure marijuana impairment in drivers. Sgt. Brian Cluever joins Lauren for a brief discussion.