This week on Connected to Chicago Mayor Lori lightfoot joins the show .The Mayor tells Bill she has a plan to crack down on “runaway” city overtime, and absenteeism which would include terminating the employee, She vows to lean on Comed and People’s Gas to not turn off the utilities to those who miss payments, and looking to cut down on police Chases due to innocent bystanders getting injured.
In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation opens up with the news this week of President Trump being impeached this week, will it backfire on Democrats? Fran asks Mayor Lightfoot the tough questions about a recent aldermanic vote.
Nick Gale. This week’s Connected to Chicago segment is with Nick Gale, and highlights Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s move to vacate more than 1,000 low-level cannabis convictions. Foxx took the action in advance of the January 1 legalization of recreational pot in Illinois. The new law requires the expungement of minor marijuana offenses.