Author Archives: Ken

About Ken

Ken's the host of Chicago Newsroom. A former news director, reporter and radio program host, he's also a past Vice President of the Chicago Headline Club.

CN May 30 2019

We’re honored to have Mayor Lori Lightfoot as our guest on our final show. She invited us to her office for a half-hour chat about her first few days in office, and it appears at the beginning today’s 90-minute edition … Continue reading

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CN May 23 2019

Three of our great friends drop by for a final chat on our second-to-last show. Hal Dardick, who during much of Chi Newsroom’s run was city hall reporter for the Tribune and is now an investigative reporter there, joins us … Continue reading

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CN May 16 2019

Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were murdered by county and city police forces. There was a rogue torture operation within the Chicago Police department that for years abused ┬áscores of people in order to extract confessions – confessions that were … Continue reading

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CN May 9 2019

  Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa visits Chicago Newsroom this week for an animated conversation about affordable housing, City Council reorganization, police reform, elected school board legislation and plenty more. We began with the proposal to build an all-affordable hundred-unit building, called … Continue reading

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CN May 2 2019

  It’s an electric discussion about ticketing and property confiscations this week as we follow-up on our February 14 show with Pro-Publica and WBEZ. In essence, it has to do with people who can’t afford, or don’t choose to buy, … Continue reading

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CN April 25 2019 (Rob Paral)

  There’s a radical reorganization of Chicago’s population going on right beneath our eyes, and very few of us are seeing the whole picture. That’s why we have demographers. And Rob Paral, of Rob Paral and Associates, is among the … Continue reading

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CN April 25 2019

Two shows this week for the price of one. We begin with two of the people most responsible for the serious court challenge launched on Tuesday against the TIF award to Sterling Baby and Lincoln Yards. Our second segment features … Continue reading

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CN April 18 2019

  It’s politics and open lands on Chicago Newsroom this week. Producer David Resnick joins the discussion as political and communications specialist Peter Cunningham talks with us about the immediate political scene in Chicago. We ask, in light of today’s … Continue reading

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CN April 11 2019

The Klonsky Brothers – Fred and Mike – pay a visit this week to discuss the Lincoln Yards dust-up, and whether Lori Lightfoot got “played” by Rahm Emanuel. At the last minute, it was reported that she acknowledged the vote … Continue reading

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CN April 4 2019

Delmarie Cobb, Bruce DuMont and A.D. Quig visit the show this week to put Lori Lightfoot’s election into perspective. Delmarie Cobb has been a political activist and consultant for decades, ands consulted with two aldermanic campaigns this time, including Leslie … Continue reading

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