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 September 27 2018

  A high-power panel around the Chicago Newsroom table this week to kick around Brett Kavanaugh; Jason Van Dyke; the upcoming elections, both mayoral and gubernatorial; and an expert look forward at the type of government Chicago may have in … Continue reading

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CN September 20 2018

TWO segments on this week’s show. First, The Tribune’s Bill Ruthhart, followed by CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates. Bill Ruthhart has been able to observe the Emanuel administration from a front-row seat. “A couple of hours after he announced … Continue reading

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CN September 14 2018

    We gather two journalists and an accomplished politician at the table this week for conversation about Chicago’s dramatic mayoral race, the Jason Van Dyke trial and the police reform consent decree. We ask who among the candidates that … Continue reading

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CN September 6 2018

Troy LaRaviere, our guest this week, was the first contestant to enter what’s now the ridiculously crowded Chicago Mayor’s race. He announced his candidacy on May 1 of this year. He sat with us this morning for a wide-ranging conversation … Continue reading

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CN Aug 30 2018

It’s a two-part program this week. First, a conversation with writer and journalist Robert Reed about Chicago’s political, cultural and economic outlook for the next few years, including this City’s upcoming mayoral election. An in our second segment, WBEZ’s Kristen … Continue reading

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CN August 23 2018

  The Tribune’s Hal Dardick tells us about a routine conference the City holds for investors who buy their debt. There was one of these a couple of weeks ago and it was pretty uneventful. But then, he says, there … Continue reading

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CN August 16 2018

  Ja’Mal Green is the youngest candidate in the February Mayoral election.  “Because it’s time,” he says, for younger people to lead. “I don’t believe we need another career politician or someone who has been a part of the establishment. … Continue reading

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CN August 9 2018

  It’s a double show this week, as we talk with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization’s Kim Wasserman about working with the city to re-evaluate the Industrial Corridor in their neighborhood, and with the Tribune’s Chris Jones about the … Continue reading

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CN August 2 2018

Chicago was presented with a draft of a consent decree earlier this week that purports to be the foundation for  comprehensive police reform in our city. It was written by the Mayor’s Office, the Police Department and Attorney General Lisa … Continue reading

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CN July 26 2018

John Arena, this week’s guest, is a founder of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus and Alderman of the Northwest Side’s 45th Ward. As we spoke, there were reports that the City’s consent decree for the reform of the Chicago Police … Continue reading

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