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Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (06-23-2019) Special Guest- Senator Tammy Duckworth

Joining the show this week is Senator Tammy Duckworth. Duckworth comments on how President Trump has been so far in office, Iran shooting down a U.S drone, and local politics back here in Illinois.

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 and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line. The discussion opens up with the news of the FBI raid on alderman Carrie Austin’s office, and what details may come from this. Property taxes are going up, A judge has appointed a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Lauren Cohen. Lauren discusses Rush University Medical Center’s “Road Home Program”. This unique program provides free mental healthcare to Veterans and families.

Duckworth pledges fight for middle class after US Senate win

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is promising to fight for the middle class and recalling her own victories over adversity as she becomes the second woman to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate.

Duckworth unseated Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Tuesday.

Democrats counted on a win in Illinois as they tried to retake control of the Senate. But Democrats saw their odds of gaining the majority slipping away early Wednesday with losses in other key states.

Duckworth spoke at a party in Chicago on Tuesday about the day the helicopter she was co-piloting in Iraq was shot down.

She lost both legs but survived, and said that because of that, she wakes up every morning trying “to be worthy of this miraculous second chance.”

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Duckworth: Kirk ‘unhinged,’ hearings on Iran payment ‘waste’

(CHICAGO) Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is calling U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk “unhinged” after the Illinois Republican said President Barack Obama was “acting like the drug dealer in chief.”

Duckworth is challenging Kirk for Senate.

Kirk criticized Obama last week over a $400 million cash payment the administration made to Iran contingent on the release of American prisoners. He says the president shouldn’t give “clean packs of money to a … state sponsor of terror.”

Duckworth spoke Tuesday in Chicago. She agrees with the Obama administration that the repayment of money from an Iranian account wasn’t a “ransom.”

Duckworth also says hearings Kirk has planned on the issue are “a waste of taxpayer time and money.”

Kirk spokesman Kevin Artl says the Obama administration’s actions are “almost certain to fund terrorism.”

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Other Primary Results from Super Tuesday

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Some other race results that may have been shadowed by the presidential primaries.

Of course by now we know Kim Foxx upset Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. And house speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) beat out challenger Jason Gonzales.

Another closely watched race was between State. Rep. Ken Dunkin (D-Chicago) and challenger Juliana Stratton. Stratton won. Asked if President Barack Obama’s personalized campaign ad for Stratton played a role, Dunkin told reporters Tuesday night, “absolutely.”

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) took his primary and as was expected, his rival U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth did as well. It will be a closely watched race come November.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Chicago) won over his opponent Howard Brookins.​

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Illinois Senator Mark Kirk

Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass more sanctions against North Korea. The Senate approved the sanctions bill 96-0 after lawmakers repeatedly denounced Pyongyang for flouting international law by pursuing nuclear weapons. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk joined John to talk about the newest sanctions against North Korea, and also responded to comments by Rep. Tammy Duckworth about radical Muslims.

Duckworth, Roskam Question Clinton On Benghazi

By Bill Cameron, WLS News

(CHICAGO) Two members of Congress from Illinois, Republican Peter Roskam and Democrat Tammy Duckworth, are on the Benghazi committee and questioned former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Roskam was the first Republican who got to grill Clinton. He called our policy in Libya a  disaster and tried to pin it on Clinton.

“You saw it, you drove it, you articulated it and you persuaded people, did I get that wrong?” Roskam asked.

“Well congressman, I was the Secretary of State. My job was to conduct the diplomacy,” Clinton said.

Duckworth, a Senate candidate, was the first Democrat to question Clinton. It was more of a lovefest.

“Even as a young platoon leader, we got and read [reviews] that gives the individual solder an idea of what the Defense Department is trying to do and I understand you initiated something similar in the State Department,” Duckworth said.

“I agree with you completely congresswoman. It’s a very successful road map as to where we should be going and I’m impressed that as a platoon leader it was something that you took into account,” Clinton said.

Listen to Bill Cameron’s report for WLS radio news: WLS – ND BB NETWORK MEN’S BB BILLBOARD – 10-22-2015

It was political theater that has already cost you the taxpayer about $5 million.