Connected to Chicago (07-02-2017)
Gubernatorial Candidate, Chris Kennedy tells Host Bill Cameron why he is running for the state's top office and why he is the best option to replace Bruce Rauner. Kennedy also gives insight on several issues including: Chicago's need for a casino, the possibility of legalizing marijuana in the state, and signs of hope for state pension reform and being able to fund future pensions?
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. The topics include: The Trump Twitter tirade that takes top TV talents to task. Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno announcing her departure and her successor Senator Bill Brady's ability influence the ongoing budget negotiations.
Jennifer Keiper talks with 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack, Aisha Meadows (mother, college student and McDonalds employee), Danny Rodriguez, (a wheelchair and security officer attendant at O’Hare Airport), and 47th Ward Alderman, Ameya Pawar. Discussed is a proposed Chicago ordinance supported by some Chicago alderman, along with advocates and workers. They say the proposed "Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance" would make needed reforms to employer scheduling practices for Chicago workers. Also discussed is the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce opposition to the proposed ordinance. The group says says, if the ordinance passed, employers wouldn't be allowed to run their business.