Chicago Tonight: Taxes, episode 2147

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0:00 Opening credits for Chicago Tonight.

0:55 Teaser for story related to taxes.

1:55 Bruce DuMont is the replacement host for John Callaway tonight. Interview with former Chicago police chief Richard Brzeczek about his recent troubles. He recently ran for State’s Attorney.

3:50 Interview with ex-wife, Elizabeth Brzeczek. She talks about her support of his run for public office.

5:20 Richard talks about his former lover and her opinion on his race for State’s Attorney. He contrasts the supportive behavior of his ex-wife compared to the criticism of his lover.

6:45 Elizabeth talks about how her husband’s departure affected her family and how it was to deal with such problems while being in the public eye.

8:30 Talks about the way political allies kept or withdrew their support of him during his family troubles.

9:28 Richard talks about how he was convinced to enter a hospital for psychiatric treatment.

11:10 Elizabeth and Richard talk about a famous kiss between them on the night he lost the election.

12:50 Elizabeth talks about how she and Richard were able to reconcile.

13:55 Richard talks about how he is starting his own law firm now that he has gotten his life more in order.

15:00 Richard talks about whether he would return to the police force if Jane Byrne was re-elected mayor of Chicago.

15:52 Richard talks about his new confidence in himself.

16:10 Host makes closing comments to Richard and Elizabeth. Station I.D.s.

17:30 Story about possible tax reform limiting charitable donations.

18:10 Information about Latino Youth, a charitable organization in Pilsen. This type of organization will lose much of its funding if the tax reform passes.

19:50 Bigger charities such as the New City YMCA are also at risk because of the proposed plans.

20:55 Marshall Monroe of the National YMCA says that this tax deduction is the only one that benefits more than the individual.

21:25 Man speaks about how vital this funding is to non-profit organizations.

21:55 Monroe speaks in the studio about more specific reasons why the proposed tax reform will hurt non-profits.

23:30 Susan Church of United Way Chicago speaks about the magnitude of small individual donations to charitable organizations.

24:35 Monroe speaks about the motivations for donors to donate to charities versus art museums or schools.

25:40 Church says that donations are not necessarily related to wealth.

26:45 Church explains how she advises charitable organizations to manage their finances.

27:30 DuMont lists guests for next show.

27:55 Closing Credits.

28:15 End of Tape.

 

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