Connected to Chicago (05-07-2017)

May 05, 2017, 08:54 PM

Bill Cameron is joined this week by Republican Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner. They discuss many issues regarding "Trumpcare" including Governor Rauner's thoughts on how far we are from seeing a new health care bill passed. Rauner also touches on how he and his staff plan on making health care in Illinois better, while keeping the quality of the health care high. Bill Cameron and Governor Rauner discuss the Affordable Care Act, as well as the Governor's recent interests in selling the Thompson Center. Cameron and Rauner discuss the issues Mayor Rahm Emanuel has with Rauner's plan and possible ways they can come to certain agreements.

Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain's, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times for this week's round table discussion. They bring up the topic of "Trumpcare," discussing issues such as what the senate will do with the proposed bill. What Democrats and Republicans think of "Trumpcare" as a whole, as well as specific aspects. They discuss specifics of health care coverage, hospital funding and more. The round table continues by discussing rebuilding projects, taxes, and other funding issues in Illinois. The panelists weigh in on if they think the proposed "Trumpcare" bill will pass through the senate.

In this week's Community spotlight, Jennifer Keiper focuses on Illinois tourism. The Illinois Office of Tourism kicks off "National Travel and Tourism Week" by launching it's new "Faces of Travel" campaign. The State is going with an "Illinois Made theme by showcasing its very own artisans who are all small business owners which, Tourism Director Cory Jobe says helps drive tourism around the state. Jobe talks about some of the gems we may not know about and how tourism impacts the state and Chicago.