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Each weekend, Bill Cameron sits down one on one with the major Chicago newsmakers of the week. Following the newsmaker interview, Bill moderates a panel discussion of Chicago's best and brightest political minds of the week's news and happenings.

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron WLS-AM

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Each weekend, Bill Cameron sits down one on one with the major Chicago newsmakers of the week. Following the newsmaker interview, Bill moderates a panel discussion of Chicago's best and brightest political minds of the week's news and happenings.

    Connected to Chicago (07-12-2020) Special Guest-Alderman Chris Taliaferro

    Connected to Chicago (07-12-2020) Special Guest-Alderman Chris Taliaferro

    Bill welcomes Alderman Chris Taliaferro to the show this week. Alderman Taliaferro represents the 29th ward in the city of Chicago. Bill and Chris discuss city violence and ways to promote safety, the idea of CPD becoming licensees, The impact of Covid-19, and President Trump.

    Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, Heather Cherone of WTTW, and Lynn Sweet from the Chicago Sun-Times make up this week’s Round Table discussion. The city beaches are still closed, even though we are in phase 4 of the Covid-19 recovery. What does this mean for Mayor Lightfoot? Tami Duckworth moves into a top spot for candidate for VP, and the President makes negative comments about Chicago. The Round Table supplies the answers and the insight.

    Lauren Cohn talks with Alexa James who is the executive director of NAMI which is centered around mental health. Alexa describes how important mental health is to bring to the forefront around COVID recovery as well as treating mental health as healthcare.

    • 46 min
    Connected to Chicago (07-05-2020) Mayor Lightfoot and Police Chief David Brown

    Connected to Chicago (07-05-2020) Mayor Lightfoot and Police Chief David Brown

    Bill explains why Mayor Lightfoot and Police Chief David Brown are angry this week. The round table takes on who could possibly fill Tami Duckworth's senate seat, if she became the choice for VP. Fran takes on the subject of cops in CPS schools, and John Dempsey joins in for this week's Community Spotlight.

    • 45 min
    Connected to Chicago (06-28-2020) Special Guest-Mark Curran

    Connected to Chicago (06-28-2020) Special Guest-Mark Curran

    Bill Cameron welcomes in Mark Curran. Bill and Mark discuss the issues affecting the city of Chicago and Illinois. Curran gives us a brief biography, and describes just how he could unseat long-time Senator Dick Durbin.

    Welcome into the Round table discussion Greg Hinz of Crains, Heather Cherone of WTTW, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times. Mayor Lightfoot gains more ground on the issue of Police reform and accountability. The Democrats blocked the Republican police reform bill, Could we see the likelihood of tax increases to get to our budget balanced? MLB will return with modified rules, and no fans in the stadiums.

    This week's C2C segment is with Nick Gale, and is about the Phase 4 reopening - and looks at the impact on the restaurant industry.

    The change gives bars the opportunity to operate standing areas, with capacity at no more than 25%, and restaurants must arrange their seating facilities so that tables are six feet apart.

    TJ Callahan and his business partner Ferdia Doherty own Farm Bar in Lakeview as well as three other restaurants but say while Farm Bar is reopening in Phase 4, at least one of their restaurants likely will not reopen. The two met with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)Friday in Chicago.

    • 46 min
    Connected To Chicago (06/20/2020) - Garry Mccarthy

    Connected To Chicago (06/20/2020) - Garry Mccarthy

    This Week John Dempsey in for Bill Cameron. Policing strategies and the change being considered. Former Chicago Police Superintendent, Garry McCarthy has his point of view this week on Connected to Chicago.

    Lauren Cohn talks to Marie Trzupek Lynch, President and CEO of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future. Their public-private partnership is working to match businesses with hiring needs to qualified, unemployed and underemployed job seekers.

    • 47 min
    Connected to Chicago (06-14-2020) Special Guest- Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

    Connected to Chicago (06-14-2020) Special Guest- Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

    Bill Cameron welcomes in Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Defund the Police? The Mayor supports the CPD becoming liscened just as a barber, or a lawyer would be licensed. Where does Foxx stand on the issues? Foxx also sheds light on the topic of racism, and how her life upbringing has influenced her views.

    Welcome into the Round table discussion Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crains, Heather Cherone of WTTW, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. Loafing Cops? Hypocrite JB? The Round table tackles the incredible story this week of cops seemingly lounging in Bobby Rush’s Chicago office as rioting took place just a few yards away. Is there a possibility for police reform? Hypocrite JB was spotted marching with protesters and not abiding by the 6ft social distancing orders...

    This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey. John pays tribute to former Alderman Burt Natarus who passed away on June 11th 2020. A colorful character known for his dramatics in City Hall, and crusade against horse carriages.

    • 44 min
    Connected to Chicago (06-07-2020) Special Guest- Raja Krishnamoorthi & COPA Chief Sydney Roberts

    Connected to Chicago (06-07-2020) Special Guest- Raja Krishnamoorthi & COPA Chief Sydney Roberts

    Bill Cameron welcomes in Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi. Bill and Raja discuss local and national issues affecting us here locally and abroad. How has the Mayor’s response been to the rioting and looting of the city? Should the National Guard be in town? Has Governor Pritzker been doing a good job in re-opening Illinois from the covid-19 crisis? We also hear from COPA Chief Sydney Roberts.

    Welcome into the Round table discussion Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crains, Heather Cherone of the Daily Line, Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times. How has rioting and looting affected the city of Chicago? As well as other communities in Illinois? There has been a movement to defund the police, how does the Round table respond to that?

    This week’s Community Spotlight is with John Dempsey. John plays back emotional audio from Police Chief David Brown as he makes remarks the day after the Rioting and Looting ravaged the city of Chicago.

    • 45 min

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Democrats in the media

But I repeat myself. This week in the Queenie and Jellybean KissAss chorus, so much “concern” for Trump supporters going to a rally. No mention of catching COV-19 from protests/riots. Greg Hines comparing this rally to Jonestown is despicable. Also, there has no independent verification of Trump being positive to Chinese Concentration Camps. Sorry to point out facts that these “journalists” don’t want to because it doesn’t fit their political narrative. Have a drink, Rick.

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