CN October 27, 2011

It really doesn’t matter if there are slot machines at racetracks, says veteran political consultant Don Rose. After all, the patrons are already gambling.  And those speeding cameras? Rose says he doesn’t think there should be as many as Rahm Emanuel has proposed, but if they stop speeding and reckless driving, maybe they’re OK.

John Dempsey (WLS-AM) says he doesn’t like the idea, because he prefers to drive just under ten mph over the speed limit. And he says it’s time for the city to be honest that it needs more money and not try to get it from dog owners and non-snow-shovelers.

Don Rose says there’s an easier way to raise revenues – just enact a finanical transaction tax.  It’d bring in a lot of money, and not hurt “too many people”.

How’s Toni Preckwinkle doing? Does Emanuel have aspirations beyond mayor? (is there a higher office than Mayor of Chicago?)

It’s all on this week’s Chicago Newsroom.

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