Eight Forty-Eight 02.01.12

February 1, 2012

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President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the G-8 Summit in Deauville, France, May 27, 2011.

What will leaders and big wigs actually talk about at the G-8 Summit in May? Eight Forty-Eight talked with WBEZ’s Alex Keefe to get insight. Then, WBEZ’s Sam Hudzik was in studio to offer updates on the Chicago area’s hottest congressional primaries, including a look at the latest campaign finance reports. He also offered a quick look ahead to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s State of the State address. Plus, Mayor Emanuel announced his latest round of TIF reforms this week: Are they enough? What's really needed for Chicagoans to understand the TIF process? Carole Brown, chair of Chicago's TIF Reform Task Force and Chicago Reader senior writer Mick Dumke helped answer some of those questions. And, WBEZ's Jim DeRogatis discussed the state's move to tax Lollapalooza. Plus, Rev. Jesse Jackson told listeners why he is miffed about the Grammys.