It’s election day in Chicago! It’s also the Ides of March, so be careful out there.
Three Chicago police officers were recovering from wounds Tuesday morning after an exchange of gunfire with a suspect who was shot dead. The officers, all veterans with about 10 to 12 years on the police force, were rushed to Stroger Hospital and were expected to survive, authorities said. One of the officers was in serious-to-critical condition late Monday.
If Republicans are going to slow Donald Trump’s march to the nomination, Tuesday’s contests could be their last chance to do so at the ballot box, rather than in a contested convention. Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele joined John to talk about the state of the race and what he expects to see when the results roll in tonight. (Listen here)
Meanwhile on the other side of the aisle, if Bernie Sanders is going to catch Hillary Clinton’s Democratic delegate lead, he’ll need to pass a big test in Midwestern battleground states. Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia has endorsed Senator Sanders and joined John to talk about why he thinks Sanders is the best choice for the White House. (Listen here)
Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam joined John Howell to share his thoughts on Election Day. Also, we learned that as a member of Congress, he may be even more disturbed by how realistic House of Cards is than the rest of us. (Listen here)
Everyone has their eye on the Presidential race, but in Cook County and around the state of Illinois there are a number of other interesting race. Governor Bruce Rauner and Michael Madigan are fighting a proxy war in the race between Ken Dunkin and Juliana Stratton. Plus there is also the race for Cook County State’s Attorney. Chicago Tribune Columnist and Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary joined John to discuss the state and local races worth keeping an eyes on. (Listen here)
Bill Clinton sparred a protester who challenged the former president over his statements — but only as the Secret Service was throwing him out of the rally. Clinton was speaking Saturday at the University of Toledo in Ohio.
A guy in Florida was walking around with a Trump arm band. Carl Cameron reported on it for Fox as an example of just how crazy the election cycle has gotten. It turns out it was the same person who claimed Marco Rubio was driving his girlfriend away. He’s been trolling every political campaign the whole season. Last month he showed up at a rally for Hillary Clinton, proudly wearing a “Settle For Hillary” t-shirt.