Tag Archives: J.B. Pritzker

Connected to Chicago (12-16-2018) Governor-Elect J.B. Pritzker

Joining the show this week is Governor-Elect J.B. Pritzker. Bill and J.B. discuss the “state” of Illinois as he prepares to take office next year, ways to a balanced budget, Bringing jobs to Illinois, Improving education, Tax reform, and meeting with President Trump at the White House.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone of The Daily Line,Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation opens up with the topic of how Governor Rauner admitted that he considered to not want to run for re-election, The Round Table recaps Bill’s interview with J.B. Pritzker, Lynn has an update from Washington D.C, and Fran has new details on Alderman Ed Burke’s offices being raided again by the F.B.I.
This week’s community spotlight segment is with Nick Gale, and highlights the city’s efforts in securing the James Beard Awards through 2027.

The James Beard Foundation Awards successfully made the move to Chicago in 2015, with the support of the city, Choose Chicago, and the Illinois Restaurant Association, among many other city and state supporters. Currently slated to complete its run in 2021, today’s announcement ensures that the James Beard Foundation Awards will call Chicago home each year through 2027.

Bill Cameron: “How much courage does it take to come out against a Nazi?”

Big John, Ramblin’ Ray, and Connected to Chicago’s Bill Cameron, cover J.B Pritzker’s lawsuit, Susan Mendoza’s run for comptroller, and how Dave McSweeney and Ed Burkes are both endorsing Dan Lipinski who is running against neo-nazi Arthur Jones


Listen to Bill Cameron on Connected to Chicago, Sunday nights at 7 pm. This weeks guest on Connected to Chicago is Senator Dick Durbin.

Gov. Bruce Rauner: “[J.B Pritzker] represents everything that’s wrong in the state of Illinois”

Big John, Ramblin’ Ray, and Governor Bruce Rauner mention the latest lawsuit against J.B. Pritzker involving people from his campaign staff. Gov Rauner goes into Pritzker’s tax policies and how will hurt the people of Illinois. He also touches upon topics of mental health, the service he has done for Illinois, and his plans to help the people of Illinois.

John Tilman, “Do you really want to vote for an even bigger Illinois tax burden?”

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by John Tilman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, on Illinois’ Governor’s race. Specifically, the policies propose from J.B. Pritzker and his income tax bill idea.

John Tilman wrote an article in the Chicago Tribune covering how this will affect families in Chicago.



Bill Cameron: “their spending on the campaign so far is over $100 million, it’s just insane.”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by Bill Cameron, from Connected to Chicago, where they talk about the latest polls between Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker. Plus who Bill Cameron has on for this weeks episode of Connected to Chicago.


Listen to Bill Cameron on Connected to Chicago, Sunday nights at 7 pm.

Evelyn Sanguinetti on Pritzkers talk to end Tax Credit Scholarship

Evelyn Sanguinetti, the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, talks with John and Ray about J.B. Pritzker’s vow to dismantle a program that help’s low-income students attend private schools if he is elected governor. Sanguinetti speaks on her connection with the program and why it’s needed.

12/25/2016 – Connected To Chicago

Bill Cameron interviews Susana A. Mendoza, the Democrat who defeated Leslie Munger for Illinois Comptroller. Mendoza makes controvercial claims about the way Munger has left the office. We then hear Munger’s response to these accusations.

Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crains, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago based entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist J.B. Pritzker is testing the possibility of taking on Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner as a Democrat in 2018. Similar to Governor Rauner’s campaign, it’s very possible that a Pritzker campaign could be primarily “self-funded.” The city of Chicago has released thousands of Mayor, Rahm Emanuel’s personal e-mails. The Better Government Association sued for the release, to find out if the mayor was using private email accounts to possibly hide public business transactions.

What if you had Kyle Schwarber living in your house, before he was Kyle Schwarber of the World Series winning Chicago Cubs or any other minor league player who makes it to the big show? Sean Freed organizes the Kane County Cougars “Host Family” program. Freed tells us about the program, what is required, and how listeners can get involved.