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Connected to Chicago (12/29/19) – Aspects of Trump, 2019 Political Highlights, and Looking Into the 2020 Crystal Ball.

Connected to Chicago (12/29/19) – Aspects of Trump, 2019 Political Highlights, and Looking Into the 2020 Crystal Ball.

Mike reviews some of the facts and testimony presented as evidence during the House impeachment hearings. Is there enough proof on the 2 articles of impeachment? Why stop at only 2 charges? Have the democrats done enough to persuade the American people to swing their votes to the left in next year’s elections. Will the House stay a Democrat majority and are there enough vulnerable seats in the Senate to change the majority control?

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Topics include reviewing the many accomplishments being touted by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Looking into the crystal ball to see who will Heather & Lynn believe might be the Democratic candidate for President in 2020.

Then Lauren Cohn finds out about Christopher House, a family of schools working to provide education to families who need early head start learning. The schools provide additional care for low-income / at-risk children so they succeed in school, the workplace, and life. Their support starts with per-kindergarten readiness and continues through the 8th grade. Board Chair, Dee Dee Chesley explains their services and school programs.

Bruce Rauner: “This is the most important election of my life”


In for Big John and Ramblin’ Ray is Lauren Cohn and John Kass, they are joined by governor Bruce Rauner where they talk about the new bill passed to allow medical cannabis to treat pain instead of opioids, in hopes to cut down the opioid epidemic. Rauner also talks about his campaign and how important this upcoming election is and how he’s going around making sure people go out and vote.

Connected to Chicago (05-06-2018)

Bill sits down with Sean Casten. Casten is running for congress in the upcoming election against Peter Roskam to represent the 6th district of Illinois. Casten explains why he wants to be a congressman, and if there is a blue wave coming because of President Trump.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times, and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun Times. The discussion includes their reaction to Bill’s interview with Sean Casten, and the upcoming Mayoral and Governor Elections.

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Jennifer Keiper. Jennifer is joined by John Shegerian, Founder and President of Recycling Company ERI, and Katy Huggins with Best Buy.
In the United States, millions of tons of old electronics are dumped in landfills, abandoned lots, or simply tossed to the side of the road, causing harm to the environment. We discuss some possible solutions with John Shegerian of ERI Recycling and Katy Huggins of Best Buy, which has a recycling program.

Dem Straw Poll: Biss Leads In 2018

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association on Monday announced the results of their online straw poll asking who should run for governor and Lt. governor in 2018.

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) came in first in the gubernatorial straw poll with 25-percent of the vote.

Alderman Ameya Pawar came in second with 15-percent of the vote followed by Chris Kennedy, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline), and J.B. Pritzker rounds out the top five vote getters with 10% of the vote.

The poll was conducted from Monday January 23rd to midnight on Sunday January 29th. The results were tabulated from 5,352 responses.

Write in Candidates include Attorney General Lisa Madigan, former-Gov. Pat Quinn, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).

It’s expected that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner will seek re-election in 2018.

Lt. Governor votes are still being tallied.

@ 2017 WLS-AM News

Trump: ‘I believe we’re winning’

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Fifteen days before the election, Trump is trying to change the course of the race. The ‘Inside Politics’ panel weighs in on his playbook.
By Julia Manchester, CNN
Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters in Florida Monday that he is in the lead in the race for the White House, despite being behind in the majority of national polls.
“Some great polls have just come out. I believe we’re actually winning,” Trump said, slamming the mainstream media.
The GOP presidential candidate went on to cite two polls, which he said show him leading Clinton.
“The Investors (Business) Daily poll, which was the single most accurate poll for the last three cycles. The last three presidential races. We’re up. We just went up. We were down three. We were down five. We’re now two up in Rasmussen. Just came out this morning. We’re up in another couple of polls,” Trump said.
Neither the IBD/TIPP nor the Rasmussen polls meet CNN’s polling standards, for different reasons. IBD/TIPP poll does not disclose critical pieces of its methodology and Rasmussen uses a blend of online and telephone polling without live interviewers.
However, the majority of national polls show Trump trailing Clinton by wide margins. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Clinton with a 12-point lead over Trump among likely-voters. According to the most recent CNN Poll of Polls, which averages the results from the four most recent publicly released national polls, Clinton leads Trump by 8-points among likely voters.
The businessman-turned-politician also told the crowd he was leading in the key swing states.
“We’re up in Ohio, we’re up in Iowa. We’re doing great in North Carolina,” he said. “I think we’re doing great in Florida. I think we’re really — I think we’re going to win Florida big.”
Trump and Clinton are deadlocked in North Carolina and Ohio. A new Monmouth University poll shows Trump trailing Clinton by just one point in North Carolina, while polls from Quinnipiac University and Suffolk University show both candidates at 45% support among likely voters in Ohio. Clinton leads by a wider margin in Florida, where she leads with 48% support to Trump’s 44% according to a Quinnipiac University poll.
Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Sunday Trump was behind, about two weeks before Election Day.
“We are behind. She has some advantages,” Conway told NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding that Clinton “has a former president, happens to be her husband, campaigning for her; the current president and first lady, vice president — all much more popular than she can hope to be. And she’s seen as the incumbent.”
Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications adviser, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on the “Situation Room” Monday that the campaign is doing “fantastic.”
“Let me tell you where he’s behind. He’s behind in Pennsylvania, slightly. He’s behind slightly in Michigan. There’s these blue states Mr. Trump is putting into play where we get zero credit for doing so,” he said. “We’re leading in places like Iowa, which has been blue the last couple of cycles. We’re leading in Ohio. We’re probably a tied race in North Carolina. We might be slightly ahead there. In Florida, I believe we’re within the margin in that state. We’re ahead with absentees at this moment.
He added: “We believe we’re winning this race. Mr. Trump said that in his very last rally that he was in. That’s the real reflection of where we are as a campaign.”


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