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Connected to Chicago With Bill Cameron (07-30-2017)

Newsmaker Guest:

Newsmaker Guest: Zachary T. Fardon – Former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois about fixing the ongoing issues at the Chicago police department. What is a decent decree? Bill says it sounds expensive, and questions who will pay for it.

We also get Fardon’s thoughts on President Donald Trump’s threat to fire FBI director Muller and Denny Hastert’s recent release from jail after a little over a year. Bill questions if he served enough time behind bars. Looking back on the case, Fardon has a few thoughts about the way his team prosecuted Hastert.

In this week’s round table discussion, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times. Topics discussed include: Senator McCain returns to the Capitol to take lead in defeating the ‘Repeal & Replace’ of Obamacare but to also work towards mutually agreeable legislation to make changes that will benefit the majority of Americans.

Springfield and SB1 – Monday is the deadline to make it work, but will someone buckle so make sure a gubernatorial veto by Bruce Rauner doesn’t prevent schools from starting this fall. Rhetorical Question: who wants to go on record as wanting to remove the portions of the bill which would fund public schools?

Jennifer Keiper covers the effort in Washington, D.C. to privatize air traffic control, moving it from the Federal Aviation Administration to a non-profit corporation. We hear from both sides of this debate along with the latest action on Capitol Hill.

East Coast storm helps cancel 190 flights in Chicago

(Chicago)  What could be historically bad weather for the East Coast on Monday helped cancel about 190 flights at O’Hare and Midway airports, though very little snow is forecast for Chicago.

As of 4 p.m., flights were not experiencing any delays, but airlines had canceled more than 160 flights at O’Hare, according to the city Department of Aviation. Some flights at Midway were experiencing delays of up to 25 minutes, and about 30 flights had been canceled.

While not all of the cancellations were weather-related, some were a direct result of weather on the East Coast, according to Aviation.

The blizzard, expected for several states on the East Coast, is expected to drop anywhere from 18-24 inches of snow between Monday and Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

A few flakes might fall on the Chicago area Monday, but it will be a mere dusting by comparison, the National Weather Service office in Romeoville said. Up to an inch of snow is possible, most likely north of I-80.

Still, the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed its full fleet of 280 plows to make sure arterial streets are clear ahead of the afternoon rush, the department said in a statement.

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