Since 2008, police have investigated more than 500 reports that children have been sexually assaulted or abused inside Chicago Public Schools. Where is the outrage? Where are the calls for school and city leaders to be held accountable? On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Brian Timpone hear from state Rep. Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford and member of the House education committee, about what was and wasn't accomplished during hearings on the CPS sex abuse scandal. Proft and Timpone also discuss the increasing costs to taxpayers for former President Barack Obama's presidential center in Chicago. And they broke down how more and more Illinois counties are seeing underwater mortgages become a norm.
Homeownership and property taxes are two of the most urgent issues facing Chicago's South Suburban Communities. What are families and businesses experiencing? What role has Illinois' political culture played in this crisis? Former ABC7 political reporter and WVON morning drive host Charles Thomas, barber college owner Kenny Williams and former Riverdale Mayor Deyon Dean join host Jeff Coleman to discuss.