Tag: Toni Preckwinkle

Watch Berkowitz interview author Matt Rosenberg about what pisses Matt off about CPS’ pervasive historic failures and Chicago’s and Cook County’s massive failure to protect many of their citizens from violent crime, Cable and Web

Author Matt Rosenberg:  If you are talking about [improving] CPS, We need to lift the cap on charter school growth. Our state legislature has to approve a more robust framework for school choice… **** Jeff Berkowitz: …should parents be telling the Chicago public schools what to teach? Rosenberg:..I like activist parents because … they are... Read more »

As Chicago has yet more lootings and riots, and record homicides and shootings, Republican SA Candidate O'Brien verbally pummels Dem State's Attorney Foxx for her failure to prosecute serious criminals, Cable & Web

Watch Pat O’Brien, Republican Nominee for Cook County State’s Attorney, accuse SA Kim Foxx of being MIA during the June riots and lootings that destroyed thousands of jobs, mostly minority on the south & west sides of Chicago, as well as many jobs in the Loop and Cook County suburbs. The show airs tonight in... Read more »

Chicago's High Powered gun slinger arrestees: When should they return to our streets on bail?

Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Having an AK-47 is against the law. So, that in and of itself… is a problem.  Obviously, the judge should look at how strong the prosecution’s case is …the other surrounding circumstances…  but [that] raises serious questions as to whether… that person should be out on bond… Berkowitz: Even with no priors?... Read more »
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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 »

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 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 »
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Watch Berkowitz w Wirepoints' Dabrowski on how Mayor Lightfoot could fix Chicago's finances: Cable & Web

Mayor-Elect Lightfoot will have to have a “Come to Jesus moment,” in which she realizes that in our modern age, capital, wealth, businesses and taxpayers are free to choose—another city and state in which to reside– locations with more taxpayer and business friendly public policies. These positions, not yet adopted by Lightfoot, will be necessary... 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 »

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 »
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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 »