Connected to Chicago (11-03-2019) Special Guest- Pat O’Brien

This week on Connected To Chicago John Dempsey is in for Bill Cameron, and talks with Pat O’Brien who is running for Cook County State’s Attorney. O’Brien gives us some brief background about himself, Why he is running for Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, and ways to improve the State’s Attorney office.

In this week’s round table segment, John is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, and Greg Hinz of Crain’s. We open the conversation with breaking news that Rep. Luis Arroyo resigns from office amid bribery charges, Can a Chicago casino work, despite the high taxes? How will Mayor Lightfoot adress the budget issue? Uber is suing Skokie over the new transportation tax. The Chicago Teacher Union strike is finally over, and who is the winner? The Union or the Mayor?

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Lauren Cohn. The college admission scandal has opened our eyes to re-examine the approach to higher education. Joining Lauren Cohn this week is LINK Unlimited Scholars CEO Jonathan Swain.