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Connected to Chicago (02-17-2019)

Joining the show this week are the three candidates for city treasurer. They are Accountant Peter Gariepy, Alderman Ameya Pawar, and State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin. The three discuss why they’re running for City Treasurer, and provide a brief biographical background. How would the treasurer shape city investments? Should Amazon move to Chicago, after their HQ2 deal with New York City fell through?

In this week’s round table segment, John is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Heather Cherone editor of The Daily Line. A new Telemundo/NBC 5 poll has come out. What’s to make of the poll results? And how are the Mayoral candidates shaping up? President Trump declares a national emergency over securing the funds to build the southern border wall. Ray and Greg decode Governor Pritzker’s upcoming budget proposal.

This week’s community spotlight segment is with Nick Gale.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken legal action against online retailers who sell e-cigarettes and vaping liquids that he says are selling products to minors.

This suit follows actions taken in November, in which a lawsuit was filed against eight online retailers and 15 brick-and-mortar retailers were cited. Corporation Counsel Ed Siskel says the latest lawsuit is against 27 online retailers and four retail stores in Chicago.

Connected to Chicago (04/30/17)

Alderman, Ameya Pawar answers the questions, ‘Who is Ameya Pawar and why should he be the next Governor of Illinois?”

Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times for the Round Table segment. Lynn leads the team’s commentary about the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Greg gives us the details about Congressman, Adam Kinzinger who is one of 3 Republicans representing the Chicago suburbs and who might be holding off on supporting some portions of health care reform. Ray follows up on his story about a fired Illinois Tollway employ who was hired to run the security detail at O’hare airport… and is looking for a job once again.

Monday, May 1st has been dubbed “Melanoma Monday.” The American Academy of Dermatology is encouraging people to look for any signs of the cancer on their body and promoting a “Check Your Partner. Check Yourself” campaign. Jennifer Keiper talks to Dr. Alix Charles, with the American Academy of Dermatology tells us about susceptibility to the deadliest form of skin cancer, how we can identify it, what other symptoms may accompany the condition, what the treatment is. More information is available at : spotskincancer.org and www.aad.org.