Tag: Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Berkowitz w Marilyn Katz on advising Mayor Lightfoot on how to fix Chicago: Cable & Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Marilyn Katz, President, MK Communications, giving succinct but wise advice to Mayor-Elect Lightfoot on how to fix all of Chicago’s ills. For once, show host Berkowitz smartly took a back seat to his guest and took copious notes on Marilyn’s advice. The new Chicago mayor and... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz w/expert Gary MacDougal on how to reduce Chicago's homicides & shootings: Cable & Web

Gary MacDougal:[a typical 17 year old living on the south or west side of Chicago] can’t get a job because he probably did six months for selling weed. Tonight’s City of Chicago and Tuesday night’s (airing schedule, below) Chicago Metro suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” features Gary MacDougal, a  former Mckinsey partner and highly successful... Read more »

Blame Rahm Emanuel for CPS sexual assaults & Laquan McDonald cover-up? Watch Berkowitz w/Willie Wilson, Cable & Web

Tonight’s Chicago Metro suburban edition of Public Affairs features  Willie Wilson, 2019 Chicago Mayoral Candidate. The show airs in 24 North and Northwest suburbs at 8:30 pm: on Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and on Cable Ch. 35 in  Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des... Read more »

Berkowitz w/ Chi Mayoral Candidate Brown on Rahm's handling of the McDonald police shooting death & more, Cable&Web

Mayoral Candidate Dorothy Brown: What’s interesting is how many police officers [12 to 14] showed up [for Laquan McDonald] and he didn’t have a gun and he had a little…pen knife and he didn’t have a lot of clothes on to shield… Jeff Berkowitz: Would you give [Carol Marin & me] your pledge that you... Read more »

Watch Heather Mac Donald, author of "The War on Cops," tonight on "Public Affairs," Cable/Web

You can watch, 24/7, Heather Mac Donald, author of the recent, extremely topical, best selling book, “The War on Cops,” interviewed by “Public Affairs,” show host Jeff Berkowitz, by clicking here:  Public Affairs, featuring Heather Mac Donald, a senior fellow at the free market oriented Manhattan Institute, also airs: —Tonight at 8:30 pm and midnight... Read more »

Mayor Emanuel and Budget Director Alex Holt answering questions from Thomas, Dardick, Spielman, Berkowitz, et al

–Mayor Emanuel responding to media at the City Club of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel:[after explaining to the media that he had no choice but to increase real estate taxes]  …now, in each of [the City Pension funds] we made sure in a different way that workers have to start paying for their pensions. They’re going... Read more »

A $7 billion dollar IL budget deficit-- why should the Speaker care? It is Rauner’s government, deficit and failure, as the Speaker will spin it in 2018

–Speaker Madigan, once again, has been playing cat and mouse with an IL Governor  Yesterday, Speaker Madigan passed a fiscal 2017 budget, firing the first shot in the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.  Governor Rauner promised, during the 2014 campaign, to turn Springfield upside down.But so far, it is  Governor Rauner who has been turned upside down,... Read more »

Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel fiddling while Chicago burns?

This is a public letter to Chicago’s 2nd term Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Dear Mr. Mayor, Do you only do campaigns and not government?  That is what your good friend and mine, Democratic Party campaign comsultant Pete Giangreco, brags he does. But, unlike Pete, you were elected Chicago Mayor in 2011 to accomplish, via government, certain... Read more »

Ten key things to know about Rahm's appointment of Forrest Claypool to CPS CEO and the four amigos: Emanuel, Axelrod, Claypool and Obama. Watch Claypool on Web

So, TV show host Berkowitz asked Forrest Claypool in May, 2008… why his amigo, Barack Obama, couldn’t see fit to support reform over patronage, inefficency and corruption… 10. This reporter once said to Forrest Claypool in one of his five appearances on “Public Affairs,”  “You could be a Republican- you are such a believer in... Read more »

Ald.[Anybody but Rahm] Fioretti endorses Rahm Emanuel and denies a quid pro quo for his endorsement

Jeff Berkowitz: Alderman, didn’t you say, “Anybody but Rahm,” before February 24. Anybody but Rahm. Didn’t you say that? Mayor Emanuel held a press conference with Ald. Fioretti yesterday afternoon at Nia restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop to showcase Ald. [and former Chicago mayoral candidate] Bob  Fioretti’s endorsement of Mayor Emanuel.   Ald. Fioretti has... Read more »