This week on Connected To Chicago Bill talks with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Fox. The conversation opens up with what she expects to achieve if elected to a 2nd term as State’s Attorney, Reducing violent crime, moving to vacate convictions of marijuana offenders, and The Jussie Smollett case.
In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, and Lynn Sweet of The Chicago Sun-Times. We find out why the City Club of Chicago is getting frozen out by Governor Pritzker, How is he getting things done with Mayor Lightfoot? Republicans march into an impeachment hearing that was suppose to be private, and Police Chief Eddie Johnson says he will not attend President Trump’s upcoming speech in Chicago.
This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey.
Mayor Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West plan, which seeks to revitalize impoverished portions of the South and West sides. The program will have various City departments working with corporate partners and philanthropic groups to try and improve living conditions in neighborhoods which Lightfoot says have historically suffered from disinvestment.
A key part of the plan is a $10 million commitment from Chicago’s BMO Harris Bank to support community revitalization.