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Connected to Chicago (04-08-2018)

Congressman Brad Schneider joins the show to discuss a variety of topics. Bill and Congressman Schneider discuss how President Trump’s tariffs affect the 10th district, and a possible solution to DACA. Deerfield recently passed an assault weapons ban, and Congressman Schneider inquires into the topic on Gun Laws and reform.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun- Times. Topics include Illinois Tax reform, How President Trump’s Tariffs are affecting the relationship between the United States and China, and if President Trump’s recent comments on Amazon will negatively affect Chicago’s chance of getting an Amazon Headquarters.

This week’s Connected to Chicago segment highlights April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In Illinois each year, some 125,000 children are abused, according to the latest state statistics. DCFS’s Cathy Smith says many are not old enough to speak up for themselves. Prevent Child Abuse Illinois executive director Denise McCaffrey says she is inspired by the “Me Too” movement and says with that momentum, it is time to work together to stop the abuse. The public is asked to call the DCFS hotline if they suspect a child is at risk.