Connected to Chicago (01-19-2020) Special Guest- Governor J.B. Pritzker

Joining the show this week is Governor J.B. Pritzker. Governor Pritzker looks back on his first year in office, and takes on the issues with Bill such as property taxes, Mayor Lightfoot looks to add a casino to fix the pension crisis, Political corruption in Springfield, and who he likes for President in 2020.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Heather Cherone editor of The Daily Line. The Round Table opens up with an update on a state lawmaker involved in an alleged rape cover-up e-mail, Is Alderman Ed Burke working on a deal with the fed? Mayor Lightfoot approves a fund to study giving city business contracts to gay business owners. Lynn with an update from D.C. as the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump starts next week.

This week’s Connected to Chicago segment is with John Dempsey.

32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack’s has a proposal to get rid of plastic food packaging in local restaurants and reduce the use of plastic utensils, stirrers, straws and condiment containers in a bid to cut down on pollution. Starting in 2021, Waguespack’s ordinance would ban the use of plastic foam packaging in the city.