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Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron (09-29-2019) Special Guest- Toni Preckwinkle

This week on Connected To Chicago the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioner’s Toni Preckwinkle joins the show. Bill and Toni discuss her working relationship with Mayor Lightfoot, Thoughts on President Trump, and Criminal Justice reform.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill is joined by Ray Long of The Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone, editor of The Daily Line, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of The Chicago Sun-Times. The discussion opens up with the recent office raids of Democratic Sen. Martin Sandoval, and the Mayor of McCook Jeff Tobolski. The Impeachment inquiry continues, and Lynn provides an update from Washington D.C. Are there any similarity to the Water Gate scandal? The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike. Will it happen or not?

This week’s Community Spotlight is with Nick Gale. Nick explains the details on the $3.6 million investment in the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund,  which will give small businesses and entrepreneurs on the South and West Sides additional access to capital to create jobs. 

Mayor Lightfoot along with Steve Hall, Vice President of Small Business Lending with the  Local Initiatives Support Corporation, both talk about the importance of small businesses in the community and the capitol they need to get started.

One small business owner who has gotten help is Jimmie Williams. He owns a small local landscaping company called Urban Roots, and was recently able to secure a loan through LISC for a new office building.

The new investments bring the total funding committed to the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to over $9 million to support minority entrepreneurs on Chicago’s South and West Sides.

Connected to Chicago (12-2-2018) Special Guest-Toni Preckwinkle

This week Bill sits down with Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle is the Cook County Board President, and running for Mayor of Chicago. Bill and Toni discuss why she is running for mayor, issues affecting the city, and the consent decree.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Heather Cherone of The Daily Line,Greg Hinz of Crains, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times. The conversation kicks off with coverage of Alderman Ed Burke’s offices being subjected to an FBI raid, and what’s going to be the outcome of this? The mayor’s race is heating up, and Illinois celebrates it’s 200th birthday.

This week’s community spotlight segment is with Nick Gale. With the holiday shopping season here, millions of consumers have and will be purchasing the latest and greatest TVs or furniture. But with the shopping frenzy for holiday presents, there are essential items consumers may have forgotten to add to their list. One very important item to include is an anchoring kit for a television or furniture.

The Consumer Product Safety commission has launched a campaign to get the word out.

Spokeswoman Patty Davis says 70 percent of child tip-over fatalities involve kids between the age of 1 and 3 and a half. She says it just takes five minutes to secure furniture in a room and straps are readily available at hardware stores.

For more information please visit http://www.anchorit.gov

Bill Cameron: ‘Can’t we get someone who’s not a billionaire to run for these offices?’


Big John and Bill Cameron, from Connected to Chicago, discuss the political theatre that’s shown during debates, specifically the one between Rauner and Pritzker, and how you will only hear what they truly stand for in a personal interview. Going into Bill’s thoughts on Peter Roskam, Bill Daley, Toni Preckwinkle, and other mayoral candidates.


Listen to Bill Cameron on Connected to Chicago, Sunday nights at 7 pm. This weeks guest, Gery Chico.

Preckwinkle Pushes Pop Tax

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) A penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages has been proposed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle as part of her 2017 budget proposal.

Only one Republican on the County Board showed up to hear Preckwinkle propose yet another tax. The one who did, Pete Sylvestri of Elmwood Park, was not enthralled.

“I think it’s a further reduction in the attractiveness of Cook County as a business center,” Sylvestri said. “I don’t know how many people will stop drinking these types of products or where they move on to a jurisdiction where there is no tax to buy it in bulk.”

But Preckwinkle said she needs the sugary drink tax in part to pay for programs to combat street violence as Springfield remains deadlocked on a state budget. Will it pass? Probably.

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