TOPIC: Chicago politics from different perspectives – Senator Kim Lightford, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Journalist Clarence Page, Cook County Board Commissioner Bridget Gainer, & Representative Marie Newman

Paul Lisnek Behind the Curtain

Paul Lisnek

This week, Paul Lisnek goes behind the curtain with an eclectic blend of professionals to talk about Chicago politics from 2020. To kick off the conversation, Paul is joined by Illinois State Senator and Majority Leader Kim Lightford to discuss the botched police raid at the home of Anjanette Young. Senator Lightford also breaks down the Black Caucus’ 4 pillar program in place to guide their legislative efforts. Then, Congressman Raja Krishnmoorthi (IL-8) joins Paul to talk about Senator Mitch McConnell’s legislative blocks, and what has been happening in D.C.. Next, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Clarence Page joins Paul to discuss the biggest political stories of 2020. Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer joins Paul next to talk about the second stimulus check and what is happening in Cook County to assist citizens in need. To close out the program, Paul is joined by Congresswoman-Elect Marie Newman (IL-3). Listen in as Representative Newman talks about how stimulus money is tax payer’s money and how Congress should be investing it in the American people.

Paul Lisnek Behind the Curtain
Behind the Curtain

Paul Lisnek is the political analyst for WGN-TV and anchors “WGN-TV Political Report,” seen Sunday mornings at 9am and repeating at 1:30am. Paul also hosts “Broadway in Chicago Backstage” on the Comcast Network. Click for more.
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