Chicago Newsroom 12/21/17
Published on Dec 21, 2017
Ken Davis is joined by Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who led the fight against the County’s “pop tax.” Boykin says that President Toni Preckwinkle “doesn’t like me” and has arranged for a challenger to take him on in the 2018 election. He says that the fact that the Board was able to replace the pop tax’s $200 million in tax revenue with strategic cuts and budget realignments proves that the tax was unnecessary. He also talks about his visit last week to the United Nations, where he talked with UN officials about a range of issues related to street violence in Chicago, including having the UN send peace-keeping troops into Chicago. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).