This week on Connected to Chicago Rep. Greg Harris joins the show. Harris is the Illinois House Majority Leader. Bill and Greg discuss Mayor Lightfoot’s performance from a Springfield perspective, Graduated Real Estate transfer tax, Will the latest political scandals hurt Chicago’s chances at getting a casino? Will anything be done on Pension reform?
In this week’s round table segment, John is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation opens up with the news this week of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announcing his retirement, and Mayor Lightfoot announcing that Interim Police chief will be Charlie Beck from the L.A.P.D, who is Charlie Beck? How will the culture of the CPD change? Things will get underway in Springfield when the Veto session opens up. Trump Tower is losing money, and would that lead to a potential sale?
This week’s Connected to Chicago segment is with Nick Gale, and highlights the opening of Google’s second office in Chicago.
As Google unveiled its second office in Chicago, it also announced its new partnership with Mayor Lori Lightfoot to help grow digital skills, careers and small businesses in neighborhoods across the city. Google will collaborate with Chicago’s Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) to support digital skills training and increase access to free tools and resources as part of the company’s national Grow with Google initiative. Google will also be leading a series of events in different communities to help Chicago neighborhood businesses learn how to grow using digital marketing tools, analytics and other resources.