Connected to Chicago (01-28-2018)

Jan 26, 2018, 07:46 PM

Bill Cameron sits down with Scott Drury, a Democratic candidate for Attorney General. They discuss who Scott is, and why he wants to be the next Attorney General. They also discuss what Drury has accomplished in his career thus far. Drury discusses gun violence, corruption, DACA, and medicinal marijuana. Drury also shares his thoughts on Donald Trump.

In this week's round table segment, 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 panel reacts to Chris Kennedy refusing to compliment J.B. Pritzker. Topics also include the current Gubernatorial race, DACA, Bruce Rauner, and Donald Trump and sexual harassment.

This week's community spotlight segment with Nick Gale is about pending legislation that would ban youth tackle football for those under the age of 12. Amid growing concern of long-term brain problems from repeated head injuries in football, State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) will introduce the bill in the 2018 legislative session. Its called the Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE. Dave Duerson was the starting safety on the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl team and captain at Notre Dame who took his own life at age 50, and was found to have CTE that has been linked to head impacts received playing football. Supporters say there is overwhelming public support from former and current football players and coaches and the general public to end tackle football for pre-teens, and to encourage them instead to play flag and other non-contact versions of football.