Watch Berkowitz & Martin discuss the impact of (1) Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin’s likely entry into IL Governor’s race and (2) crushing failure of CPS to teach minorities to read: Cable and Web (24/7)
today at 8:29 pm
Will Aurora Mayor Irvin soon address Kim Foxx’s failure to prosecute black on black violent crime on the south and west sides of Chicago?
Will former prosecutor and current Mayor Irvin attack Gov Pritzker’s tolerance of Cook County State’s Attorney Foxx’s failure to protect citizens from violent crime, and in particular to protect blacks who make up the bulk of the victims of the 2020 sharp increase in Chicago’s homicides.
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin is likely to join GOP Gov race in 2 to 6 weeks, according to reliable sources, said “Public Affairs” show host Jeff Berkowitz, in tonight’s show discussion with Illinois Channel Executive Director Terry Martin.
Watch Berkowitz & Martin discuss these and related issues:
–In Chicago, tonight, 8:30 pm & midnight, Cable Ch 21, CAN TV
-In Chicago, tmw night, 9 pm, Cable Ch 21
— You can also watch the program 24/7 by clicking here
Will Gov Pritzker continue to dodge the issue of Chicago’s violent crime explosion & instead focus on promoting IL as the land of “Easy to get taxpayer funded abortions.”?
Will Gov Pritzker have to address sooner or later IL’s high level of C19 deaths per capita and IL’s high unemployment rate resulting from the Gov’s lock down of IL’s economy.
Will Gov Pritzker have to address during the Gov campaign the fact that only 14% of CPS Black 11th graders read at grade level, with Hispanics faring little better at 25%. (Wirepoints data and charts regarding these issues were displayed during the show).
Watch all of the above discussed in tonight’s program.
You can also watch the program featuring Mayor Irvin’s likely entry into GOP GOV primary by clicking here.
And by watching in:
–In Aurora , Wed. & Saturday, 6 pm, Cable Ch 10 (ACTV-10)
-in Rockford (and surrounding areas) Thursday, 8:30 pm, Cable Ch 17
Rchard Irvin, 51, was elected in 2017 and re-elected earlier this year the first African-Mayor of Aurora, the 2nd largest city in IL, with a population of almost 200,000.
He has been considering joining the GOP GOV primary current field of four (Bailey, Rabine, Schimpf and Sullivan) for the last two months, or so.
Berkowitz said reliable sources have told him that important figures in IL politics have been meeting often with and asked Irvin to consider a run, and Berkowitz said the former Cook and Kane County prosecutor and current practicing attorney is likely to say yes relatively soon.
If elected, Aurora Mayor Irvin would be 1st African American Gov in IL
Berkowitz has been told by reliable sources that Mayor Irvin is essentially a life-long Republican, as an adult, even though the Aurora Aldermanic and Mayoral positions are non-partisan.
Likely 2021-22 IL GOV issues
Also touched on during today’s show were many likely 2021-22 gubernatorial race issues, including pensions, education, Covid, Governor Pritzker’s performance, abortion, critical race theory, the power of teachers’ unions, accountability of office holders and candidates for political office.
Berkowitz and Martin discussed whether the FBI and Biden’s US DOJ and Attorney General are involved in stifling dissent, especially on such issues as what should be taught in our public schools and who should decide that.
Ken Griffin and Gov Pritzker
Berkowitz and Martin also discussed the role, going forward, of Ken Griffin, Citadel CEO and founder in the IL gubernatorial and legislative races. Berkowitz referenced Griffin’s important substantive comments during the last week and he noted Griffin’s $20 billion net worth is more than six times that of Gov Pritzker.
CPS and Gov Pritzker failure to meet the needs of IL minorities
Berkowitz and Martin also discussed the fact that only 14% of CPS Black 11th graders read at grade level, with Hispanics faring little better at 25%. (Wirepoints data and charts regarding these issues were displayed during the show).
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