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"scott britton" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Seven twenty WGN in for John Williams thanks so much for being with us today pre have appreciated sharing the morning with you in talking about many many things so many things again I wish we had another hours we have so many more things to talk about right now we're joined by phone by commissioner Scott Britton of the cook County Board of commissioners hello commissioner thanks so much for being with us today appreciate your time hi Amy thanks for having me I'm certainly glad to make time for you any time so cook County Board members narrowly approved a resolution yesterday to share addresses of covert nineteen patients with first respond hers following a what sounds like a pretty emotional debate about the measures intention talk to me about that if you would yeah it was one of those things where I wasn't sure how that was going to go I talked a number of the commissioners shorthand but that there were many good points made on both sides negative it was a very positive one because I think we're talking about very essential issues but only about the infection but about civil and privacy rights all things that are really important to all of us so it came out that you know we had a spirited discussion but we said at the end of the day to share that information and and what was the thing that the tip that toot towards sharing he I think was the bottom line of protecting our first responders that that's what initiated this entire discussion I was contacted by multiple police and fire chiefs throughout the suburbs ticketed that they just simply didn't have the personal protective equipment that they need to respond to every call like there's a coke because the positive case in that particular address that's because the federal government is simply not stood up and provided ominous penalties with the resources they need and because of that they said we really need to know that this house may have a code nineteen positive individual in it we don't want the names just the addresses and we're gonna be extra careful when we go to those homes to make sure that we don't infect ourselves or spread the virus to others I thought that was a reasonable request and that's why I've been working on it the last about a month and a half to see if we get it done and then when it comes to privacy which you mentioned you know that that I think immediately seems like the reaction on social media in particular was was a centering entirely around privacy pretty much of well what does that mean how is my data protected how is my safety protected I think that's a very good point and as a member of the ACLU myself I find myself in strange territory here because I I agree with those privacy concerns honestly I mean if we're not in this pandemic and I'm in a situation certainly in my fifty nine years I've never seen before I would not pose this particular legislation but because of the situation we're in because we have to balance things all constantly between personal privacy rights and the physical health of our particular for first responders we had to figure out a way to try to make a cop by so that's what this is first off we're not revealing the names of anybody were only revealing addresses this is done through a training cryptid system so it's it's confidential it's only the first responders to get information on the most important thing probably I from my perspective on our civil liberties and personal privacy issue is that we're going to keep this to sixty days and I don't anticipate the need to extend it god no god willing must pass that in but if we're gonna extend it we have to have another vote of the board so this is a sixty day at two months attempts to protect our our paramedics and firefighters and police officers up from getting exposed to this virus and and thirty five states now currently provide this information to the first responders this is not something unique I understand the concerns into the side there were well founded I also know that the people who voted no care just as much about our first responders aside I felt like this is one thing we can do for them as an extra layer of protection and we ended up having black people agree with me yeah I well and I think the temporary nature of it is a really important one to to make sure that messages out there as part of it that it's it's a temporary thing and it really kind of you know unbelievable situation that we found ourselves in however another thing that surfaced around that was in the conversation around it you know prek Winkel also kinda echoed it came up from public health co administrator Rachel Rubin I kind of saying you know Hey how do we protect against discrimination in this moment when you know systemic racism against black black and brown communities how do we how do we have to make sure that that those communities are being served while not heaping on further further danger to those communities yeah that was one of the things that I struggled with in an interview set down in Georgia recently with the individual banking basically how to down and and killed and and nothing being done for two months really brought home for me the affected inherent and systematic racism is absolutely still a problem it's not a crisis in this country and so yeah that that is an absolutely valid point the president is exactly right and she's been on the forefront of a can of contesting that type of discrimination and violation of civil rights her entire career and have a great deal of respect for that in my public life I've tried to be the same so it yeah it is a strange place for me to be however you know I I'm trying to figure out a way where we can balance these competing interests and and the most important thing for me is to monitor this program for two months that's all we're gonna do and if I see any indication that this is being applied in some kind of racially inappropriate way I I will be the first to propose that it be discontinued and I'll bring that motion at the cook county board so but that there are safeguards in put in place inherently in the system there's a man a method of a memorandum of understanding between the local agencies in the county that talks about how they can apply this information and believe me if if there is any indication that is being applied in some type of racially discriminatory manner it will end and I'll be the one to leave that to Mister Scott Britain thank you so much I really appreciate your time today for breaking this issue down you bet thanks Amy thank you all right I mean that's a there's a lot there three one two ninety one seventy two hundred give us a call tell me how you feel about that about this idea of the cook County Board approving a resolution share addresses of covert nineteen patients with first responders now I thought he made some really excellent points I think it's always valuable anytime there is any kind of resolution passed I'm always very curious in what was the process to get there what was the thought process and he broke that down really well I thought you know things he was wrestling with things the board was wrestling with I think that's important but it leaves a lot of questions right doesn't it so again three one two ninety one seventy two hundred how do you feel about that do you do you believe that should happen or do you live that should not happen I think some important points that he made was it's temporary it's sixty days and we are in a moment where a lot of things are are different and strange we have to do our best but and he also made the point of encrypted data which is important so it's not like you know it'll be easy to access for just any random person but nonetheless it's there it is and you know he's a we monitor the the impact on black and brown communities which is important but nonetheless like there's still leaves a lot of questions so I think it is one for everyone to consider but that is what is that is what's happening he also makes very good points I thought about first responders reaching out to him wanting that kind of information so I understand his point about feeling conflicted about that because I think there are a lot of different entry points in that conversation it's not black and white very few issues in this moment are I think very few are but L. of what is your what is your got on that I actually it's just escaped me when I saw the phone line ringing saved by the phone via the phone yeah I mean it is one of those where I mean I said this earlier in the show where in a moment where we're such a where were I think I think we're in a very impatient culture we want to know right away we want our we want our information we want to have a decision quickly we don't necessarily want to wrestle with things were not a wrestle with things or sit with the unknowns kind of culture and we have to be right now we have to wrestle with increasingly complex issues we have to very few things are black and white right now a lot of things take a lot of thought and consideration which doesn't mean you don't eventually arrive at a decision please do I hope you do but we have to I think there are so many more nuanced things happening right now in our world and maybe I'm maybe I'm making that up maybe it's always been this nuanced and now just the stakes feel higher but that's that's my take on I think you're absolutely correct because every time I tell myself nothing's gonna happen to me I quickly remember that there are so many unknowns there's no way I can just assume that there's so many unknowns but this is not my thought review ecards me again and it was that will given the number of cases and deaths of that we've seen with first responders I that's right I can see them wanting to know I can absolutely see that's the issue that's the problem with these issues you can you can kind of understand exactly where every single stakeholder is coming from yeah every single one of them you're like valid point valid point valid point I would not want to be on the cook County Board of commissioners right now because I'd be like news about point also about point also appoint so I'm sure that's why it was an emotional debate why it was you know something that the commissioners wrestled with quite a bit because and that's not me not trying to have an opinion that's just I'm I'm my opinion is that's a complicated issue if I was a first responder or someone I loved as a first responder I would want them to protect themselves but then immediately you go well if a first responder knows they're going into a home of somebody who who has tested positive would they render the same age you know even if they intended to render the same made with there be like a unconscious bias there that would maybe yeah you know I mean it's complicated that is a complicated one I again not on the cook County Board of commissioners you and I are not there and it's by far the best yeah no thank you I'm good yeah I'm good we're good here what have you doing this job right it is you're talking with them well I appreciated Mister Scott Britain joining us to break that issue down and and share that process I think that's really important when we talk with lawmakers and when we talk with health care providers and and scientists I think right now more than ever it is more important to talk about the process not just not just the decision but the process I think it's important to understand and talk about totally I do all right coming up in the next hour we are going to be talking with the owner of Slagel family farms so here's the thing that is happening and that is that we've been talking a lot about food chain consternation that's my favorite word issues with the food chain a lot of concern as meat packing plants have closed and re opened and and try to implement some safety measures to varying degrees of success and some of the logjams that's created in the food supply we've all probably seen some empty shelves in grocery stores things like that and that there's a psychological impact of that but some family farms are reporting that they're seeing people going right like right to consumer farmer to consumer kind of skipping the middle man there and and as like an extension of a when I try to say a farmers market like going right to write to consumers I'm on a bunch of mailing lists from farmers markets that you know they'll usually in normal times what will email and say Hey we're going to be its own so farmers market in the city this weekend or whatever now they go Hey we're doing a drop of vegetables in wicker park or whatever it's very it's very much changed the business also we're gonna talk to someone who is right there one of those farmers who will tell us what it what's going on what they're seeing with consumer behavior right now but we're gonna take a break we'll do that on the other side of this break around seven twenty WGN.
"scott britton" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Seven twenty WGN it's a youth here in for John Williams thanks so much for being with us today so so many things to talk about coming up a little bit after the break about twelve of twelve I'm already an hour had eleven fifteen ash I'm gonna be talking with Scott Britton from the cook county commissioners at cook any board of commissioners really talking about there's there's a lot of conversation happening around the cook County Board okay Schering cove in nineteen positive addresses with first responders during the talking to stop written about that coming up here after the break but right now you know why we're we we were just hearing from Steve Bertrand in his news report about about what phase three is gonna look like for you know mere light for its plan for the city of course the governor released his that earlier this week and had had you know he had his he's an ally in the state and then it's up to minute municipalities say that three times fast to do with what their city what they're gonna do Lightfoot said yesterday she was kind of talking about Hey may twenty ninth is not a magic number and I don't think we're ready for restaurants re opening we got to be more thoughtful about this we're going to take a look Sampdoria who is up with the only restaurant so season he was like I'm I'm I'm what I'm okay with that you know I appreciate the thoughtful talk they seems like they've had a lot of dialogue both that he's had it with the governor and the mayor so it's not like I don't think there was consternation but I think it seems like it's kind of cooled off a little bit but nonetheless there's a lot going on there there's a lot there's a lot of stuff on everyone's mind we're just going to travel a bit ago and you know that rate was raised then of do I feel comfortable in a hotel do I feel comfortable flying things like that so I think what we have to look at is what is may twenty ninth I mean for you you know we're we're kind of still figuring out what that means for the city but what are you what are you comfortable with at this point I think is the big question we have to ask ourselves because even if if the officials say Hey okay everybody back to normal which is not what's going to happen but if everyone you know Hey everybody do whatever you want go back to normal we have to decide for ourselves like what we're comfortable doing I think that's that raises a lot of questions three one two ninety one seventy two hundred if you have a comment about how you're going to approach this next phase of what you're what you're thinking particular and restaurants I think there's a lot of I think there's a lot of questions we have to ask ourselves what am I comfortable doing what am I comfortable I think being part of that's really the whole thing about social distancing it's not just to protect yourself it's I'm stepping out of the chain of communication I got you right that I'm removing myself from the equation so there's less people to possibly spread to spread the virus I don't how do you feel about Ella to you do you feel like if if when restaurants are open are you feeling like you be comfortable going back to them no and I saw this excellent video of a girl just joking around a server at a restaurant and there was a line that was six feet away from the table that she was supposedly serving and she just throws the table and she throws a plate that's a great point how how do we protect food service workers if they yeah they're gonna go both ways if you wear gloves as a server it's the same thing though are you changing the gloves every time and that gets expensive so also if you've ever waited tables anybody who's done it knows it's not like you to one table completely then the next and you're like running okay I'm gonna bring these free drinks I'm dropping the beer here I'm dropping the wind here I'm dropping the salad here you know that's it's hard to do yeah also I think gloves are lost and everybody I was in line at the grocery store about ten feet behind a woman the other day and she had a gloves and a mask and I watched her she's holding on to the cart with the gloves and then she pulled her hand up Roger I scratch under her mask and put her hand back on the court and I was like why are you bothering with the gloves what are you doing right now and the mask yeah what are you doing event like you you just scratched under the mask like what what one of our colleagues told me this morning that the that she saw someone sneeze when they pull their masks ounces sneeze okay that's literally not what you're supposed to do yeah it's like taking your helmet off before the pitch that's right I'm about to get my motorcycle and I take my helmet off yeah that's not that's not what it's for I think that part is a little frustrating I don't feel like I am here here's my here's my hang up about all this is that I have really limited how much I've been out in the world since all this started and when I have gone out I've been really frustrated because I don't think anybody guy six feet is a couch sixty is not you know if you pass somebody on the sidewalk you come within a foot or two of them unless it's Michigan Avenue it's a big wide sidewalk but like walking around your neighborhood I walk out and go on the other side of cars if someone's approaching on the sidewalk I'm not gonna I don't wanna walk directly by somebody but I feel like the definition of six feet very so wildly among people that I don't I don't necessarily trust that we're gonna get that right well I don't I don't like the way I sound sometimes on this because I surprised myself but what's your fear of walking within two feet of someone I mean I think most of the scientists are now saying they just passing by someone really isn't much of a risk that you know they're the risk is that if they were to sneeze on you at that moment sure maybe but you know I go back to Sanjay Gupta on CNN who seems reasonable who says he was out running without a mask yeah I've seen the runners you know it's less about passing the sidewalk really it's more about like in line at a grocery store sure if they're not even when there are marks on the ground I'll turn around and go Hey would you mind backing up to that line and they people get bent out of shape at me that's so uncool right and I mean one guy one guy goes oh my god you think I'm sick or something and I was like I don't I don't know you and more broadly you don't know me salty's so why don't you just back up that piece of painter's tape Mr guy over there I was like you don't know me so I saw a note has on the grocery store this woman was kind of making fun of another woman who had mascot and she she was like oh doesn't do anything I mean why bother that's so silly and the woman she can pull the mask down but she kind of adjusted a little bit and and she looked and she said well I work in healthcare and sometimes I handle dead bodies if you'd like me to take it off I'm happy to but I don't think that's the right move and that woman her face just fell and she split she ran so fast I wonder if it was true I know everybody you know right I know I thought that he was like that is a good line of right there like I hope it was true I hope it was true I mean there there was one grocery store that I went to that I really got frustrated because no it was a Saturday there were tons of people in there you know nobody was distancing at all and I saw a health care worker in scrubs this man kept getting her wishes I'm Sir can I just grab the bananas I'm just trying to she was really frustrated and he was he was it's fine just reach over and and I was like this poor woman like here is a healthcare worker who is clearly just gotten off for shift or something or she's on her way to it stopping to buy some food and I will give healthcare workers have got to fight through crowds were doing this totally wrong so I'm not sure that I I like email the store when I got home and I was like you know what if you're not taking this seriously cannot particular cure workers health and our customers so that I don't know that I trust your standards during the best of times because it was it had you not known it was a pandemic it was a regular Saturday in a grocery store it was like yeah so will the people were wearing masks right yeah but I mean like numbers are tons of people and right is not good I I I appreciate that like my my other nearby store they there's a guy out front and he was like you know what we've got too many people in right now hang on a minute and let you in as soon as somebody leaves great I'm fine with that that's fine totally fine with me because I don't correct what I don't I don't all right we're gonna take a little break back in just a bit we're gonna be talking with Scott Britton of the cook County Board of commissioners back in just a bit here in seven twenty WGN right.
"scott britton" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Head of the Illinois restaurant association believes it will be in early June city restaurants were excited after governor JB Pritzker softened his stance earlier this week brisker decided to allow outdoor dining at the end of the month as long as restaurants can maintain social distancing putting table six feet apart and requiring employees to wear masks the mayor says when the city will be ready will depend on the public health data the mayor says there's still a lot to discuss include whether or not to close streets for restaurants that don't have patios lost P. a parking meter revenue is streets are closed president of the Illinois restaurant association says the mayor has been in discussions with him about all of that eighty seven more people have lost their lives to cope in nineteen in the past twenty four hours across Illinois more than forty six hundred people have died since the pandemic began yesterday state health officials announced more than twenty two hundred new cases there been more than a hundred two thousand cases in Illinois today the cook County Board voted yesterday to release the names of suburban corona virus patients to first responders commissioner Scott Britton sponsored the resolution thirty five states allow this address to be shared it is addresses not names it is for sixty days ACLU Illinois director of communications at Yonkers siding with board president Toni Preckwinkle who said the bill would unduly impact African American and Latino communities by creating these lists you actually discourage some people from getting tested from getting treated from getting care the list would be provided to first responders namely nine one one dispatchers in suburban cook county governor Pritzker is executive powers face another legal challenge today a lawyer for house Republican Darren Bailey filed another lawsuit downstate this time is representing an Iraq war veteran who owns a tanning salon suit argues the governor's executive powers expired after thirty days and state health officials didn't meet the burden of proof to close his business last month Bailey got an injunction allowing only him to go to work that lawsuit has now been transferred to federal court after years of negotiations a new toll way around the western portion of o'hare is a step closer to becoming reality WGN's Ryan burl reports the Illinois tollway board of directors has approved agreements with three rail companies allowing for property rights necessary to construct the I. four ninety tollway to connected Jane Adams with the tri state allowing for access into and around here the negotiations for these rights have been ongoing since twenty twelve plans for the new I. four ninety would cross union Pacific and Canadian Pacific tracks at multiple points if all goes according to plan the project could be completed by twenty twenty five Ribeiro WGN news now with WGN neighborhood news here's Kim Gordon if you got a new job during the.
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"Green light from governor Pritzker to re open patios mayor Lightfoot says she doesn't want restaurants in Chicago opening until sometime in June WGN's Judy **** reports this morning from like you the mayor would not commit to a date in June the head of the Illinois restaurant association believes it will be in early June city restaurants were excited after governor JB Pritzker softened his stance earlier this week Pritzker decided to allow outdoor dining at the end of the month as long as restaurants can maintain social distancing putting table six feet apart and requiring employees to wear masks the mayor says when the city will be ready will depend on the public health data Lightfoot says there's still a lot to discuss including whether or not to close streets for restaurants that don't have patios in Los parking meter revenue if those streets are closed eighty seven more people have lost their lives to cope with nineteen in the past twenty four hours across Illinois more than forty six hundred people have died since the pandemic began yesterday state health officials announced more than twenty two hundred new cases and there have been more than a hundred two thousand cases in Illinois to date the cook County Board voted yesterday to release the names of suburban corona virus patients your first responders Mr Scott Britton sponsored the resolution thirty five states allow this address to be shared it is addresses not names it is for sixty days C. O. U. of Illinois director of communications at Yonkers sided with board president Toni Preckwinkle who thinks the bill would unduly impact African African American and Latino communities by creating these lips you actually discourage some people from getting tested from getting treated from getting care my foot so she would never allow anything like that to happen in Chicago governor Pritzker is executive powers face another legal challenge today a lawyer for house Republican Darin Bailey has filed another lawsuit downstate this time he's representing an Iraq war veteran who owns a tanning salon the suit argues the governor's executive power is expired after thirty days in state health officials didn't meet the burden of proof to close his business last month Bailey got an injunction allowing only him to go to work that lawsuit has now been moved to federal court Illinois state home mortar in the increasing unemployment numbers are hitting municipalities hard Riverdale mayor Lawrence Jackson echoing facts facing other small cities as well he says thirty three businesses in his town six million dollars in past due property taxes six million dollars to review those a lot of money if funds are pension funds police and fireman salaries infrastructure improvements meanwhile in Lynwood mayor Eugene Williams had hoped a new casino would help his town's finances but the state gaming commission has halted that process during the pandemic we've been breaking international news this morning an aviation official says a passenger jet belonging to a state run airline in Pakistan has crashed near Karachi airport it's belongs to Pakistani international airlines flight PK eighty three oh three went down in a residential area near the airport it was in eighty three twenty Airbus carrying as many as one hundred people video from the scene shows a lot of devastation and a huge crash site we'll keep monitoring this story as we move through the morning now let's get an update on WGN sports with Dave Benett thank you Steve good morning the NHL Players Association executive board is going to the ballot box and could bring us a step closer to summer hockey the board is voting on the return to play a proposal that would create a twenty fourteen conference based playoff with teams playing in one of two hub city still to be determined seating would be based on where teams were when play was stopped in mid March the Blackhawks be the twelfth seed to face the S. Edmonton Oilers with Edmonton a favorite to be one of the hubs vote results are expected by tonight this comes as the Blackhawks implement temporary salary cuts and furloughs announced by interim president Danny Wirtz who called the moves difficult but necessary the cubs are among the major league baseball teams have reduced salaries no furloughs the white Sox are not cutting salaries or for allowing employees through June same for the cardinals and twins the major league players union has responded to MLB's proposal for health and safety presented last week the union found some of the ideas too over the top they still have to get to the economics in Indiana University is looking to get some student athletes back on campus by mid June as more schools indicate they plan to be open this fall possibly opening the door for college football season David WGN sports your money on WGN shares have slipped in Europe and Asia today led by a nearly six percent decline in Hong Kong after communist leaders in Beijing proposed legislation that would limit opposition activity in Hong Kong and in Europe this morning we're seeing essence sharp gains sharp losses as well in London down nearly a percent in Germany and France offered nearly a quarter of a percent in addition to those losses in Hong Kong the Nikkei was down nearly a percent in Tokyo in China the market was down nearly two percent treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says there's a strong likelihood that another corona virus relief bill will be needed matter fact one was passed by the house but it's languishing in the Republican controlled Senate now speaking at a virtual event yesterday Mnuchin says we're going to step back for a few weeks and think clearly about how we need to spend more money if we need to do that of the a bipartisan bill that was passed by the house again waiting for the Senate to act it would include the more payments to Americans General Motors restarting production in Mexico the automaker restarted the work of building in engines and transmissions last night at two factories into other assembly plants are waiting on supplies some of those are parts will make your way to the U. S. to plants here and I'm Steve percentage on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN a.