Connected to Chicago (8-13-17)

Aug 11, 2017, 08:03 PM

Bill Cameron sits down with Governor Bruce Rauner in this week’s newsmaker interview. They discuss Rahm Emanuel and the state of Chicago Public Schools, specifically the deficits and the lack of funding for CPS. They also discuss taxes in Chicago as well as all of Illinois. Other topics include the Illinois State fair, as well as the state budget and deficit, and other issues in Springfield. Governor Rauner discusses some of the political rhetoric in Illinois, including being called "evil" by Toni Preckwinkle.

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. They discuss Rahm Emanuel and the current state of Chicago Public schools. They also discuss J.B. Pritzker and the race for Governor of Illinois. Other topics include issues with taxes, as well as Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Rauner. They also talk about President Trump and the ongoing issues with North Korea.

In this week's Community Spotlight segment, Jennifer Keiper speaks with Steve Bernas, Better Business Bureau Chicago Chief. Discussed are the various scams the Better Business Bureau is seeing in Chicago. First, the group is concerned about recently situations involving in-person transactions made for on-line purchases. One of those scams resulted in the death of a Chicago area man who was selling a video game system. Bernas also discusses fake tickets being sold online and fake utility workers showing up at Chicago area homes, gaining access, and robbing homeowners.