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Take 1 with Bill Cameron (09-17-2023) - Bill Cameron's 1986 interview with Harry Golden Jr.

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Bill Cameron digs into his personal audio archive to bring us his interview with then Sun-Times reporter Harry Golden Jr. who covered City Hall and Chicago politics for over 20 years until his death in 1988.  Harry tells some stories from his past and discusses mayoral politics leading into the 1987 election.  The roundtable with Ray Long, Greg Hinz, Heather Cherone and Dave Stewart discussed current Chicago mayor, Brandon Johnson's plans to build tent cities to house the growing number of migrants. Costs for housing migrants along with other expenses including city funding of public-school employee pensions.  On Wednesday, Mayor Brandon Johnson released the City of Chicago budget forecast for the upcoming 2024 fiscal year, which projects a budget gap of $538 million; the panel discuss if Johnson can fill that deficit without raising property taxes.  Ray Long has another developing Mike Madigan story, this one involving a public relations firm he hired to help boost his image and a possible conflict of interest.

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