Connected to Chicago (07-09-2017)
Illinois State Representative, Scott Drury (D) 58th district which includes portions of Bannockburn, Deerfield, Glencoe, Highwood, Highland Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Northbrook and North Chicago.
The state finally has a budget and Rep. Drury voted in favor for the plan which includes an income tax increase for Illinois residents. Funding vital public services, paying it’s employees, and vendors.
Drury is hoping that he can be elected Governor, and believes he can accomplish something nobody else has been able to do, eliminating the $250 Billion liability for pension benefits for state employees.
Chris Kennedy & J.B. Pritzker (two other candidates running in the primary) have large amounts of financing to back their campaign, Drury thinks his message and experience can carry him to victory over the others.
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 topic at hand: Illinois finally has a budget and spending plan… how will it change the relationships between Governor Rauner, Speaker Madigan, and President Trump.
John Dempsey updates us on the proposed Cook County Identification card, specifically designed to offer ID's to residents who might not be eligible to get a State or Federally issued document.