Tag: Lori Lightfoot

Marilyn Katz advises Mayor Lightfoot on fixing Chicago's homicides, education & pensions:Cable & Web

Ms. Katz discusses and debates … (3)  How to improve Chicago’s financial mess of $50 billion dollars in unfunded pensions and (4) How to turn around the worst Chicago neighborhoods… ************************************** Tonight’s Chicago metro edition of Public Affairs features Marilyn Katz, President, MK Communications, advising Mayor-Elect Lightfoot, via her discussion with show host Berkowitz,  on... Read more »

Watch Wirepoints' Dabrowski tell Mayor Lightfoot what she must do to make Chicago fiscally healthy: Cable & Web

Ted Dabrowski essentially said that Lightfoot, if she is serious about fixing Chicago’s finances, will reverse her campaign position and support an Illinois constitutional amendment that allows Chicago to reduce… The power to file for bankruptcy means all the Chicago creditors, such as those with owed pensions, have to come to the table and negotiate... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz w 45 yr Journalist Charles Thomas: Chicago Mayor's race, Farrakhan & Black Nationalism, Cable & Web

Berkowitz: Black Nationalism relevant to the vote for Chicago Mayor? 45 yr Journalist Charles Thomas: $95 million to build a police academy but no millions to rebuild black self- respect. Charles Thomas: Toni Preckwinkle made herself into establishment candidate by accepting money from Ed Burke, charged by Feds w a shakedown Jeff Berkowitz: Lightfoot stands... Read more »
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Watch Mayor candidates Lightfoot & Preckwinkle questioned by Berkowitz, et al; Commentary on Mayoral run-off, Web & Cable

Jeff Berkowitz: Do you think you could do anything to significantly improve the quality of education at CPS? Or, do you think that doesn’t have to be done? Toni Preckwinkle:…We live in a city in which you can predict school performance by zip code, just as you can predict life expectancy by zip code… Berkowitz:... Read more »

Berkowitz interviews NYT best selling author Heather Mac Donald: War on Cops or War on Blacks, Cable & Web

Jeff Berkowitz: So, the cop gets out of his car, shoots sixteen times in six seconds a 16 year old black teen who is …walking away from the cop… Berkowitz: …Mayor Emanuel keeps the Laquan McDonald video from the public, Emanuel is re-elected…a War on Cops or War on Blacks? Now it’s Lightfoot v. Preckwinkle; ... Read more »

Berkowitz w Wirepoints' Mark Glennon on Chicago's & IL's pension mess: Explode during Mayoral run-off? Cable & Web

LORI LIGHTFOOT promised December 9, 2018 on Flannery, 2018 on Flannery on Fire NOT to cut ANY pension benefits of ANY retired police, fire, city or labor Chicago Gov’t employees and she was the top vote getter in the February 26, 2019 while maintaining that position. Something to ponder during this month’s Chicago Mayoral run-off... Read more »
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Watch Berkowitz w Chicago Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson tonite in Chicago, 8:30 pm & Midnight, Cable Ch. 21 & Web

Wilson contends Preckwinkle should be “Disqualified” from the Mayoral race not only for the 116 K that Ed Burke raised for Toni… Similarly, Willie Wilson argues that both Bill Daley and Gery Chico have been practicing pay to play… How can voters believe anything coming out of Mendoza’s mouth, asks Willie. ********** Tonight’s City of... Read more »

Berkowitz w Chicago Mayor Candidate Fioretti on Burke Four, Preckwinkle's judicial shakedowns, Daley's deals... Cable & Web

Fioretti ties Preckwinkle to Ald. Ed Burke’s “shakedown”of each slated candidate for Judge in Cook County to the tune of $50,000 for the Cook County Democratic Party. 2. Fioretti argues that Ed Burke “Made” Chico and his law firms by sending a lot of business to them in exchange for Chico “Playing to get paid,”   ... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz w Vallas on CPS educational issues, Chicago's violence, Chicago's pension mess & jobs: Cable in City & Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Paul Vallas, Part 2. Vallas is one of the top 5 candidates for Chicago mayor in the February 26, 2019 election. The PUBLIC AFFAIRS show airs tonight throughout the city at 8:30 pm and midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV].  Although there are 14 candidates... Read more »
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Is Bill Daley the political equivalent of a "Made" guy? His own rules? Skips Chicago Mayoral forums & still wins?

–Bill Daley didn’t participate in ANY OF THIS WEEK’S four forums, 0%. F for Billy. Really, if Bill weren’t a MADE GUY, the Tribune might write he is a F–k up! [What does his flak catcher, Peter Cunningham, do to earn his keep? write ad copy?] In short, Bill Daley was a small time fixer... Read more »