CICERO (WBBM) — One of the Chicago area’s true characters may be getting her own TV show.
Former Cicero town president Betty Loren-Maltese, convicted on federal corruption charges in 2002, says she’ll be hosting a political TV talk show starting in the spring, Newsradio 780′s Bernie Tafoya reports.
Loren-Maltese says it’ll be an “informal” kind of show recorded at restaurants in the area.
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The outspoken former pol says it’s ridiculous the way politicians ran campaigns this season with none of them offering plans with solutions, but spending their campaigns bashing each other.
Loren-Maltese says her show, “Politics-Chicago Style” will not pull any punches.
She says the show’s executive producer is TV veteran Len Poteracki.
Loren-Maltese would be joining two other local ex-con politicians who’ve found jobs in broadcasting, former Chicago Ald. Cliff Kelley and former City Clerk Jim Laski.