Connected to Chicago (02-11-2018)
John Dempsey sits down with former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Paul Vallas, who is considering running for Mayor of Chicago. They discuss what Vallas has done in his career, as well as why he is considering running for Mayor. They discuss the state of the state of Illinois, unions, and Chicago Public Schools.
In this week's round table segment, John Dempsey is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain's, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times, and Mary Ann Ahern, of NBC 5. Topics include the recent release of conversations between J.B. Pritzker, and Rod Blagojevich, during the FBI wire tapping of Blagojevich. They also discuss the current Gubernatorial race, as well as the controversial commercial released by Jeanne Ives.
This week's community spotlight segment with Jennifer Keiper is about the Chicago Auto Show and what attendees can look forward to this year. Show organizer, Mark Bilek, also talks about industry trends, safety technology, and sales. We also take a look at how the industry has changed since the Great Recession.