Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features State Rep.Daniel Biss (D-Evanston). The show, airing in its regular time slot of 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 (CANTV), focuses on state employee pension reform, featuring Biss’s proposed legislation to have the State share savings in pension costs with state employees. Biss, a freshman State Rep. with a Ph. D. in mathematics from MIT, is running to replace State Senator Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston), who is retiring, after several decades in the General Assembly, with a substantial pension, of course.
Many speculate that Biss, a former Professor at the University of Chicago, is the heir apparent to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston, 9th CD) when she decides to give up her seat, which she has held for almost fourteen years.
Barack Obama appeared on Public Affairs six times [from 2000 to 2004] and became President of the United States. So, for Rep. Biss, who probably wouldn’t mind becoming President, it is one down, five to go.
You can also watch the show with Rep. Biss on your computer. It was recorded on May 6, 2012.