Connected to Chicago (10-01-2017) – John Dempsey in for Bill Cameron. Guest Newsmaker – Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul. John Dempsey talks to the Senator who is running for the office of Attorney General in 2018.
In this week’s round table discussion,Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times get to tell the truth about local and national politics. Reaction to President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier. Illinois Congressman, Peter Roskam has been quiet about making any public comment about President Trump, and could be trying to distance himself from Trump in anticipation of the 2018 elections. Earlier this week Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner announced the creation of the ‘South Loop Tech Hub’ a facility along the Chicago River which might be a prospective home to Amazon.com. Is Chicago even in the running for this Amazon facility?
Jennifer Keiper talks to Better Business Bureau’s CEO Steve Bernas about the BBB’s new survey on cyber crime that finds over 90% of all business hacks begin with a phishing e-mail that often contain ransomware. Typically, cyber crime losses are the losses of the business owners. When the big guys, like Equifax, can’t protect themselves, how can small business do it? Bernas also talks about the BBB’s cyber-panels held in the Chicago area.