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Connected to Chicago (01-28-2018)

Bill Cameron sits down with Scott Drury, a Democratic candidate for Attorney General. They discuss who Scott is, and why he wants to be the next Attorney General. They also discuss what Drury has accomplished in his career thus far. Drury discusses gun violence, corruption, DACA, and medicinal marijuana. Drury also shares his thoughts on Donald Trump.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times. The panel reacts to Chris Kennedy refusing to compliment J.B. Pritzker. Topics also include the current Gubernatorial race, DACA, Bruce Rauner, and Donald Trump and sexual harassment.

This week’s community spotlight segment with Nick Gale is about pending legislation that would ban youth tackle football for those under the age of 12. Amid growing concern of long-term brain problems from repeated head injuries in football, State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) will introduce the bill in the 2018 legislative session. Its called the Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE. Dave Duerson was the starting safety on the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl team and captain at Notre Dame who took his own life at age 50, and was found to have CTE that has been linked to head impacts received playing football. Supporters say there is overwhelming public support from former and current football players and coaches and the general public to end tackle football for pre-teens, and to encourage them instead to play flag and other non-contact versions of football.

Illinois State Representative, Scott Drury (D) 58th district which includes portions of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Glencoe, Highwood, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Northbrook and North Chicago.

The state finally has a budget and Rep. Drury voted in favor for the plan which includes an income tax increase for Illinois residents. Funding vital public services, paying it’s employees, and vendors.

Drury is hoping that he can be elected Governor, and believes he can accomplish something nobody else has been able to do, eliminating the $250 Billion liability for pension benefits for state employees.

Chris Kennedy & J.B. Pritzker (two other candidates running in the primary) have large amounts of financing to back their campaign, Drury thinks his message and experience can carry him to victory over the others.

John Dempsey updates us on the proposed Cook County Identification card, specifically designed to offer ID’s to residents who might not be eligible to get a State or Federally issued document.

Another Democrat Eyeing Gubernatorial Run

Bill Cameron, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) State Representative Scott Drury, a Democrat from North Suburban Highwood is thinking about running for Governor.
Drury is outspoken. He refused to support Mike Madigan for speaker and in 2015 scolded his colleagues for approving a stopgap budget. “It’s like we’re a bunch of heroin addicts because what happens is when it gets too painful and we can’t deal with reality, we give ourselves some legislation like this and it numbs us to the pain.  It makes us feel good.  It makes us feel good about ourselves and when the pain wears off in 60 days we give ourselves another shot and we feel good again.”
Democrats who’ve already announced their run for Governor are billionaire entrepreneur and investor J.B. Pritzker, businessman Chris Kennedy, Chicago Alderman Ameya Pewar (47th) and state Senator Daniel Biss of Evanston.