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Connected To Chicago (3/19/2017)

Bill Cameron talks to Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel and the mayor’s thoughts on Governor Bruce Rauner’s destruction of the “grand bargain” budget plan, the continued gang and gun crimes in the city and even northwestern basketball’s historic season and first win. Earlier in the week, the city announced a new CTA rail car factory in the city, but says the state’s financial situation is not going to help recruit other businesses.

Bill Cameron along with Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Lynn Sweet of the sun-times, and ray long of the Chicago tribune, review this week in the capitals.

Can the “draconian” trump budget that contains drastic cuts in the arts and sciences be “real”?? Will it be good for business in America? Is now the time that people will start to ignore what president trump has to say?

Will Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth be looking for excuses to vote ‘no’ on the appointment of president trump’s supreme court nominee, Neil Gorsuch? There might be another candidate for the governor’s race in Illinois. J.B. Pritzker announced an exploratory committee to see if he should jump into the race. Money isn’t an issue for Pritzker, so what is he exploring?

Jennifer Keiper covers the ways teens and young adults can now apply for positions with the city’s “One Summer Chicago” youth jobs program. The city says there are some 30-thousand jobs up for grabs for those ages 14 to 24.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced this year’s program opening at at the opportunity youth summit, where city leaders launched a 3-year campaign to engage more -of what they call- “opportunity youth.”


Manufacturing Job Losses Concern for State

By Nick Gale, WLS News

A new analysis shows that Illinois continued to shed jobs in September including nearly 2,000 in the manufacturing sector.

Last month the state lost a total of 6,900 jobs, including 1,800 manufacturing jobs and Michael Lucci with the Illinois Policy Institute says compared to neighboring states, the outlook for Illinois doesn’t look good.

“Year to date we’re down 12,500 jobs and then Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin combined, they’re up nearly 35,000 jobs between those states,” Lucci said. “The big difference is they have very different policies. In Illinois we have policies that make it difficult for manufacturing workers to find those good paying, rewarding jobs because manufactures are largely opting out of creating those jobs here.”

Listen to Nick Gale’s report for WLS news radio here:


The IPI sides with Gov. Bruce Rauner in his plans to retain and create jobs by reforming workers compensations and tax and spending reforms.

The biggest job losses last month were in trade, transportation and utilities (-6,400); leisure and hospitality (-1,900); and manufacturing (-1,800). Illinois had job gains in government (+2,100); other services (+1,500); and education and health services (+1,400).

@ 2015 WLS News