Connected to Chicago (02-18-2018)

Feb 16, 2018, 06:51 PM

John Dempsey fills in for Bill Cameron during this week’s Connected to Chicago. John Dempsey sits down with Cardinal Blase Cupich. They discuss the tragic death of Commander Paul Bauer, and Chicago crime in general as well as the recent school shooting in Florida. Cardinal Cupich also discusses Lent, and the mission of the Catholic Church.

In this week's round table segment, John Dempsey is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain's, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times. They discuss gun control, amidst the recent school shooting in Florida, as well as the shooting death of Commander Paul Bauer. They also discuss the recent allegations of sexual harassment in the office of Mike Madigan, and the recent property tax study.

This week's community spotlight segment with Jennifer Keiper, discusses the shooting death of Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer, in downtown Chicago, on Tuesday. Superintendent Eddie Johnson talks about Bauer's on-the-job performance. Detective Commander Brendan Deenihan discusses what happened near the State of Illinois building on Tuesday and the suspect who is now in custody. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx talks about the charges. Alderman Matt O'Shea talks about the Paul Bauer he knew and Mayor Emanuel extends condolences to the commander's wife and 13-year old daughter.