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Stopping Crime In Chicago

Who is fighting against more transparency in Cook County criminal courts? Why are there over 100 people who attempted to commit murder walking around our neighborhoods? Are police still trying to “contain” the gun violence? Is Lori Lightfoot a crime fighter? Chicago Police Communications Officer Anthony Gugliemi joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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FOP's Battle With Lightfoot

Should Mayor Lightfoot be discussing “rumors” with the media alleging that officers were told to stand down on Memorial Day weekend? Could the FOP work with Lightfoot to put pressure on the State’s Attorney’s office to actually prosecute violent criminals? Do FOP members have a full understanding of how severe the pension problem is? Chicago FOP President, Kevin Graham joins Dan and Amy to discuss his tentative meeting this week with Mayor Lightfoot.

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Bloody Memorial Day Weekend In Chicago

Seven dead. Thirty-nine shot and wounded this weekend in Chicago. Is morale at an all time low in the police department? Are the ideologues in charge on the 5th Floor at City Hall and Cook County not interested in practical solutions? Chicago FOP President, Kevin Graham joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Love And Death In Chicago

How do communities overcome all the tragedy and violence in Chicago? How have things changed or improved over the past 30 years? Is this not solely a law enforcement problem but a public health issue? Author, Alex Kotlowitz joins Dan and Amy to discuss his new book, “American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago.”

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Rahm’s Victory Lap On Crime Reduction

Did crime actually get worse under Mayor Rahm Emanuel? Did he think no one was going to look back and check the record? Deputy Director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute, Rafael Mangual joins Dan and Amy to discuss Rahm’s op-ed rewriting history to cast himself as a police reformer and crime reducer.

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The Cleansing Of Smollett In The Chicago Way

Did Kim Foxx save the fall of an icon? Is Smollett the Jackie Robinson of homophobia? Even though he committed multiple felonies, does his work in the community transcend us all? What exactly is the importance of this moment? Chicago Tribune Columnist, John Kass joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Unanswered Questions

“My son is a statistic and not a national news story.” Why did Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack get 12 detectives while there are still more than 700 unsolved murders in Chicago? Carmia Tang joins Dan and Amy to discuss her op-ed about the media and taxpayer resources spent on the Jussie Smollett hoax rather than victims, like her son, of violence in Chicago’s inner city.

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Chicago FOP Reaction To Mayoral Election

Is Lightfoot the favorite heading into the mayoral runoff? Will either of the future mayors work with the Chicago police and have their back? Although the Chicago Police demonstrated incredible thoroughness in the Jussie Smollett hoax case, what can they do to solve more crimes of gun violence in the city? Chicago FOP President, Kevin Graham joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Historic Chicago Mayor's Race

What does Toni Preckwinkle have to show for her 30 years of public service? Highest black unemployment rate, worst housing market in an urban center, violent crime, an education system rife with scandals? Is that how she’s going to beat Lori Lightfoot? What about Lightfoot’s relationship with Chicago Police? Tribune Columnist, John Kass joins Dan and Amy with a mayoral recap.

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Big Labor Vs. Big Finance

Is more tax and spend a recipe for disaster in Chicago? Why did Bob Fioretti change his mind on the progressive income tax? Should Chicago declare bankruptcy? Why does Chicago need more police officers than bigger more spread out cities like L.A.? Mayoral candidate, Bob Fioretti joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Has Beens Vs. Have Nots

With tomorrow’s cold and snowy forecast, will the election process produce another anointing of the next mayor? Does Chicago want to change? What have been the damaging effects of the ACLU and the DOJ’s influence on the police department? What should be done to reduce the size and costs of city government? Mayoral candidate, Garry McCarthy joins Dan and Amy on election eve.

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Competing Narratives

Does anyone still believe Jussie Smollett’s story that he was attacked in downtown Chicago by masked men screaming obscenities and this is “MAGA country?" Is there any physical evidence that Smollett fought back as he told Robin Roberts? Are the doubters not supporting him because his assailants are probably white as he alleges? Dan and Amy discuss Jussie Smollett’s GMA interview and the ongoing Chicago Police investigation.

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Van Dyke Assaulted In Prison

Jason Van Dyke’s wife speaks out after her husband was beaten up in prison in Connecticut by other inmates. His family wants Pritzker to commute his sentence to avoid further attacks, while AG Kwame Raoul wants a longer sentence. Dan and Amy discuss.

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Van Dyke Sentenced To 81 Months

Is Van Dyke’s defense team satisfied with the sentence? Did the Judge make the right call? How big of a role did racial politics play in this case? What were the mayoral candidates responses and how do they think they are going to make police/community relations better? Jason Van Dyke’s defense attorney, Dan Herbert joins Dan and Amy to discuss the sentencing.

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The 90s Called And Want Their Politicians Back

Who is making a play for center right voters in the mayoral race? Why does Chicago have more murders than New York and L.A. combined? Does Chicago have to become the Vegas of the Midwest to keep the city operating? Does economic growth begin with making the city safe? Former Chicago Police Superintendent and candidate for mayor, Garry McCarthy joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Did Van Dyke Go To Jail For Doing His Job?

In the four years between the MacDonald shooting and Van Dyke’s conviction, there have been 2,500 murders, and more than 11,000 people shot and wounded in Chicago. What's the future of policing in Chicago? What about Trump’s idea to reinstate stop and frisk? Did Tiny Dancer buy the silence of black Alderman in exchange for campaign cash payoffs during his election runoff? Chicago FOP President, Kevin Graham joins Dan and Amy to discuss the Van Dyke verdict. 

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Van Dyke Prosecutor: Tragedies All Around

Did the end of the Van Dyke trial mark a new beginning for Chicago? Will the implications of this case extend beyond Chicago? How did the jury conclude that none of the 16 shots were lawful? Could Van Dyke face as few as six years? Kane County State’s Attorney and special prosecutor in the Van Dyke trial, Joe McMahon joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Van Dyke’s Attorney: “Wouldn’t Change A Thing”

Does the defense regret putting Van Dyke on the stand? Will the verdict lead to the Ferguson effect in Chicago? Are police officers now security guards? How does Van Dyke explain why no other officers fired their weapons on the scene? Van Dyke’s Defense Attorney, Dan Herbert joins Dan and Amy to discuss the verdict.

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McCarthy: Public Servant Not A Politician

According to Gary McCarthy, Rahm and his corporate counsel engaged in a cover-up (on the civil side) of the Laquan McDonald case to suppress video, including a $5 million payout to family. So who really was responsible for the entire fiasco? What does he plan to do for police and fire pensions that are only funded at 20-25%? Is Rahm’s idea of borrowing more to pay off debt a good idea? Former CPD Superintendent and current mayoral candidate, Garry McCarthy joins Dan and Amy to discuss the Van Dyke trial and his candidacy.

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What’s The Solution To Economic Inequality In Chicago?

Is Rahm’s parting gift to Chicago laying on more debt to our children and grandchildren? Is it excessive to have officers report every time they take their gun out of the holster? Is the violence in Chicago “contained” like Superintendent Johnson claims? Does Dr. Willie Wilson have enough money to hand out to stay in the Chicago mayor's race? Dr. Wilson joins Dan to discuss.

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