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Connected to Chicago (11-17-2019) Special Guest-Sen. Tammy Duckworth & Neil Steinberg

This week on Connected to Chicago Senator Tammy Duckworth joins the show. Bill and Tammy discuss her recent trip to Tijuana Mexico to visit with deported combat veterans, The ongoing impeachment inquiry, and Department of Defense spending/Budget issues. Earlier this week, John Dempsey talked with Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Neil Steinberg about the Northwestern school newspaper flap.

In this week’s round table segment, John is joined by Ray Long and John Byrne of The Chicago Tribune, Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Cheryl Raye-Stout. The conversation opens up with the news this week of an F.B.I wiretap of one of Speaker Madigan’s associates, Mayor Lightfoot wasn’t able to get the casino bill process or the graduated real estate transfer tax going in Springfield, and is Springfield really ready for reform?
Mayor Lightfoot claims Uber paid off black ministers, but wouldn’t provide specific details…

This week’s Connected to Chicago segment is with John Dempsey.

John tells us about a symposium held this past week in Chicago on ways to reduce our city’s violence rate.
The symposium was sponsored by a group called CRED, Create Real Economic Destiny. Invitees included violence reduction experts from New York and Los Angeles. Last year, Chicago created an Office of Violence Prevention and Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proposed about $11 million for violence prevention in her 2020 budget.

Connected To Chicago (06-11-2017)

Bill Cameron talks with US Senator Tammy Duckworth. The White House wants to privatize the air traffic control system, however Tammy thinks it’s a terrible idea. The system can be improved by spending money to modernize not privatize the skies. Passenger rights are a growing concern, especially after the United Airlines passenger eviction. Senator Duckworth wants to require airlines to disclose every time damage to equipment used by handicapped passengers occurs. One estimate indicates that Illinois is 42nd in the nation in receiving federal funds for local projects like road improvement contracts, however the state is one of the highest contributors to the federal funding pool. Police misconduct in Chicago has hit a roadblock with Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel trying to change an agreement that would require enforceable reforms for police problems, Senator Duckworth has proposed a law that would require special training for all law enforcement members to learn how to recognize issues like deafness and other situations that might be misunderstood as resisting arrest. The bill would also require independent investigations for every incident where shootings or use of deadly force have occurred. On a national level, Bill asks Tammy why Hillary Clinton didn’t win the election and who might be the next Democratic candidate to run against Donald Trump.

In this week’s round table discussion, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times. They discuss the recent testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, as well as touching on the possibility of President Trump obstructing justice. The round table continues to discuss the possibility of Trump being impeached, regarding the most recent controversies. They discuss a potential independent commission to investigate potential Russian meddling. The round table also continues their discussion on health care.

In this week’s Community Spotlight Nick Gale focuses on Chicago’s iconic “L” train. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Transit Board Chairman Terry Peterson and CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. Tuesday marked the 125th anniversary of Chicago’s historic ‘L’ train system—known around the world as one of the city’s most iconic symbols. To celebrate the 125th anniversary, the CTA will offer rides on trains featuring vintage railcars from CTA’s Heritage Fleet: the 4000-series, built in 1923, and the 2400-series, built in 1976-78. The rides will take place on the historic Loop ‘L’ tracks in downtown Chicago. Throughout 2017, the CTA has planned a series of events and activities, including tours, ridership promotions, contests and giveaways, to celebrate its anniversary. CTA’s Heritage Fleet—consisting of vintage trains and buses—will make a number of public appearances as part of the celebration. The CTA earlier this year launched a new Instagram account –@ChicagoCTA–to showcase rarely seen historical photos, which has attracted nearly 3,000 followers.

Tammy Duckworth on John & Ray Wednesday Morning

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth talks about her plans when she becomes Senator including seat belt laws on school buses.

“Is this unsafe to have children in seatbelts,” Ray Stevens asked on Wednesday morning.

Duckworth addressed the fact that the majority of deaths associated with school bus accidents have been passengers “being flung out of seats,” or due to the bus rolling over.

U.S. Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth takes over for Mark Kirk in January.

Rob Johnson talks about veterans and their feelings about Mark Kirk and Tammy Duckworth

Rob Johnson of CBS 2 joins the show to talk about his story about veterans feeling as if they are pawns in the Senate race between Mark Kirk and Tammy Duckworth.

Some Military Veterans Feel Like Pawns In Fierce Senate Race Between Kirk, Duckworth


Kirk, a former Naval intelligence officer, is attacking Democrat Duckworth, a former Army helicopter pilot who was shot down.

“I’ve worked on veterans’ homelessness, care for female veterans. For him to cynically attack my service to veterans just shows how insecure he is about his own service,” Duckworth says.

Read the full story by Rob Johnson here: Military Vets Feel Like Pawns In Senate Race Between Kirk, Duckworth « CBS Chicago

Tammy Duckworth camp is claiming Sen Mark Kirk has committed another Gaffe

Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) On CNN Wednesday afternoon, Kirk, who un-endorsed Trump, was explaining why he can’t vote for Clinton.

“Hillary Clinton was for the Iran agreeement and I can’t support someone who was for the Iran agreement. In my case, I’ll be writing-in General Colin Powell that I think would be the best person.”

But back in Sept Powell said ‘We have a deal, let’s see how they implement the deal. If they don’t implement it, bail out.’ None of our options are gone.”

Well, the Duckworth camp calls that support for the Iran deal and another gaffe by Kirk.

In response, the Kirk camp is suggesting Duckworth committed a gaffe of her own by claiming Kirk wants to arrest 16,000 African-American gang members without due process.

Three months to go in this campaign.

Suit Against Duckworth Can Move Forward

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) A tentative trial date has been set in a lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

A judge in Downstate Union County has decided to let the workplace retaliation lawsuit to go to trial in August. Two workers at a Southern Illinois Veteran’s home accuse Duckworth of ethics violations when she headed up the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs. The suit is seven years in the making.

Republicans have highlighted the case as they try to stop Duckworth’s bid to unseat U.S. Sen Mark Kirk in November. Duckworth supporters say the case is aimed to damage her politically, but the employees behind the suit say it’s got nothing to do with politics.


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