Connected To Chicago - 09-13-14

Sep 12, 2014, 08:51 PM

Connected To Chicago - 09-13-14 -- This week's newsmaker is Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez. She discusses several current key issues including action taken on jail overcrowding, changing marijuana possession penalties, and stricter penalties for illegal possession of a firearm. Will the legalization of medical marijuana pose problems? Should theft of up to $1000 be only a misdemeanor? Could we start doing field test for narcotics? Should police start wearing body cameras? Will more people be let out of jail on bond? And are the streets getting safer? In the roundtable, host Bill Cameron along with Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business, and Lynn Sweet of the Sun-Times review President Obama's Wednesday night speech on terrorism. How well was the situation handled? The latest Quinn and Rauner polls, how will they affect fundraising? Who might we see as a democratic challenger to Senator Mark Kirk? And how well did NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handle the Ray Rice scandal? Then Ryan Burrow covers The World Charity Cup where teens have the opportunity to raise money and play games