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Connected to Chicago (06-24-2018) Special Guest-Pat Brady

Joining the show this week is Pat Brady. Pat is the former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party and former prosecutor. Bill and Pat discuss the gubernatorial race, JB Pritzker and Governor Rauner’s campaign TV ad’s, The property tax and Map issues, and how the Rod Blagojevich/JB Pritzker audio recordings are still an effective campaign strategy for Rauner to use.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crains,Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun Times. The Round table begins the discussion with the immigration issue of families being separated at the border, Lynn gives her take on President Trump predicting a red wave in the upcoming elections, Greg recaps Governor Rauner’s week, Fran discusses the Supreme Court ruling that states can collect sales taxes on online purchases, and the discussion turns to breaking news that Karen Lewis has announced that she’s retiring.

This week’s community spotlight segment is with John Dempsey, and is on the Cook County Treasurer making the second installment of the County property tax bills available online, two weeks early.

The property tax bills due August 1, 2018, have already been posted at cookcountytreasurer.com, where property owners can pay for free, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said. The bills are available about two weeks before they will be mailed.

A growing number of property owners like the convenience of paying their taxes at cookcountytreasurer.com, where payments now exceed those made at bank branches.

Connected to Chicago – 04-09-2017

Former Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, Pat Brady talks with Bill Cameron to discuss leadership in the republican party, and other pressing issues such as the recent U.S. missile strike on Syria. Brady touches on the American people rallying around the flag in times like these. Brady also shares his thoughts of Donald Trump, specifically the quality of job he will do as President, and if he will serve a full term. Pat continues by stating he does not like the recent Supreme Court nomination, specifically how the situation has been handled.

Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times to discuss Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice. They also discuss the new Lifetime Budget which affects Chicago Public Schools and Senior Citizens. The round table also shares their takes on the recent U.S. missile strike on Syria.

World Water Day was marked in recent weeks and we talked to one of the automakers about their conservation efforts, especially here in Chicago. Andy Hobbs, Ford’s Environmental Quality Office Director tells us how water is used in auto manufacturing and how the ford plant, on Chicago’s South Side, has made moves to help reduce water usage. The Chicago Assembly Plant’s side-stream electrolysis system was installed in early 2016 and is one of the largest cooling towers at the plant. Ford says the project has helped them save 3-million gallons of water in the last year and they are planning to take what they did in Chicago and use it at other plants, later this year.