Chicago Newsroom 11/16/17
Published on Nov 17, 2017
Ken Davis is joined by four veterans of the Harold Washington years in Chicago. Jacky Grimshaw was the mayor’s Director of Intergovernmental Relations and is currently Vice President for Policy at the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Patrick O’Connor was (and still is) the Alderman of the 40th Ward. Cheryl Corley was City Hall reporter for WBEZ and is currently Midwest/Chicago correspondent for NPR. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia was elected Alderman during Washington’s term and was part of the realignment of the City Council that awarded Washington majority control of the Council. He’s currently 7th District Commissioner at the Cook County Board. The guests tell behind-the-scenes stories about their interactions with Washington, who died in office thirty years ago this weekend. The panel also looks at the Washington legacy and speculates about how Washington, had he survived and been re-elected, might have grappled with the difficult issues Chicago is facing today. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).