Connected to Chicago (01-26-2020) Special Guest- Illinois Senate President Don Harmon

John Dempsey fills in for Bill Cameron, and joining the show this week is Senator Don Harmon. Harmon is the Illinois Senate President. Issues include Tax Reform, Reducing high property taxes, The reason behind Illinois’ declining population, and the reason for leaving his job at his own Law firm.

In this week’s round table segment, John Dempsey 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 from Lynn out in Washington D.C. in the Impeachment trial of President Trump. Will potential witness’s be called to testify? Greg and Ray analyze why Illinois Senate President Don Harmon stepped away from his Law Firm. Heather expects an intense new session as things get underway in Springfield.

This week’s Connected to Chicago segment is with Nick Gale. Mayor Lightfoot recently announced the city was going to spend seven and a half million dollars to fight violence in Chicago. One Chicago group that will be applying for a share of the grant money is the group: “Communities Partnering 4 Peace and Metropolitan Peace Initiatives” Nick speaks with the Group’s Executive Director Vaughn Bryant.