Posts tagged "Mayor Emanuel"

Governor Rauner's Turnaround Agenda and the Grand Bargain: Of Rauner's Chicago City Council visit, reforms and new revenue

–Gov. Rauner’s City Council visit– why he came. When Governor Rauner was asked yesterday why he was wasting his time talking to Chicago’s City Council (50 relatively inconsequential Democrats) when he could be back in Springfield negotiating with Speaker Madigan and Senate President Cullerton a deal on the Fiscal 2016 budget, he just  smiled and... Read more »

Better than today's Chicago Mayoral Debate at the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board: Watch Berkowitz w/ Mr. Perspective--Walter Jacobson, Cable and Web

Tonight’s Chicago  Metro suburban edition of Pubic Affairs features host Jeff Berkowitz debating and discussing with Chicago’s most famous newsman, Walter Jacobson, the hot political issues of the day. The show airs in 24 North and Northwest Chicago Metro suburbs at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch.19 or Ch. 35 [See, below, for a detailed... Read more »

Better than Jay Levine w/ Dan Rutherford's accuser: Berkowitz w/Ald. Sposato on School Choice and whether minimum wages might hurt workers, Cable and Web

Ald. Sposato: Okay, give me the statistics of the Charter Schools you are talking about doing so great Jeff Berkowitz: ….Nine of the top ten performing schools in CPS are not traditional neighborhood schools. They are charter  schools. You just said give you numbers. How do you like them apples?     Tonight’s Chicago Metro... Read more »

Testicular fortitude anyone? Illinois takes the measure of 2014 Republican Primary Gov candidates Brady, Dillard, Rauner and Rutherford in the next few days; A budding JFK amongst them?

This coming Tuesday’s vote in Springfield on the state employee pension reform bill supported by Governor Quinn and the Four Tops (Speaker Madigan, Senate President Cullerton, Republican House Leader Durkin and Republican Senate Leader Radogno) is perhaps the most significant Illinois fiscal vote since the revised state employee pension payment schedule adopted in the Edgar... Read more »

Better than Carol Marin w/ State Reps.David Harris and Mike Zalewski: Berkowitz w/pundit Chris Robling, Cable and Web

Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban edition of “Public Affairs,”  with show host Jeff Berkowitz features Chris Robling, political pundit and PR consultant, assessing the performance of  the four Republican Primary gubernatorial candidates (Brady, Dillard, Rutherford and Rauner) and Mayor Emanuel.  Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz, featuring Chris Robling,  airs tonight (Tuesday) at 8:30... Read more »

19 shot in Chicago while Mayor Emanuel fiddles on DC roof? or in the White House?

While 19 people were shot (one fatally, and one a three year old boy) in his City last night, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was in transit to the nation’s capitol, and Emanuel had planned to go on from DC to Jersey City, New Jersey this afternoon to raise money for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is... Read more »

Better than today’s rants of Bill Daley: Berkowitz w/ Common Cause's Rey Lopez-Calderon on UNO's Juan Rangel, Charter Schools, traditional public schools and how best to help CPS kids

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public Affairs,” features Illinois Common Cause’s Rey Lopez-Calderon, debating and discussing with show host Jeff Berkowitz, alleged conflicts of Juan Rangel, CEO of UNO; The Chicago Way and its practitioners, Speaker Madigan, Senate President Cullerton, Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel; the relative efficacy of charter schools and traditional public... Read more »

Better than this Wednesday's Hawks-Bruins Playoff: Berkowitz w/ Chicago Ald. Fioretti on grading Mayor Emanuel: Tonight on Cable/Web

Jeff Berkowitz: If the CPS Board and Mayor Emanuel really wanted to effect change, they would give the 30,000 kids leaving the closed schools real choice… ************** Jeff Berkowitz: … running for Mayor, right? Ald. Bob Fioretti: Well— Jeff Berkowitz: That’s still on the table? ***************************************** Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features... Read more »

Better than Berkowitz w/Robin Kelly: Berkowitz w/2nd CD Republican nominee McKinley, Web and Cable

Paul McKinley [2nd Cong. District Repubican nominee]: ... the children that are getting killed in Chicago are [the direct responsibility of] the people that’s in charge: Speaker Mike Madigan, Governor [Quinn] and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. ************************************* Tonight’s suburban edition of Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz, the only weekly, 30 minute, serious, one on one political economy interview... Read more »

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett answers questions from the media on school closings and CPS performance.

You would think that parents would be rioting in the streets if after 17 years of Chicago Public School reform, only 25% of the CPS 4th Grade kids were reading at grade level. But, according to the Mainstream reporters present at the City Club of Chicago yesterday, Mayor Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the... Read more »