The Week in Review: The Final Push Before Illinois’ March Primary


Joel Weisman and his guests take a final look at the stakes in Tuesday’s primary election in Illinois. The presidential candidates make a final push stumping for votes here. In the Cook County State’s Attorney race, Kim Foxx sweeps the newspaper endorsements but will it be enough to beat embattled incumbent Anita Alvarez and the lesser-known candidate Donna More? 

In a rare move, President Barack Obama endorses candidate Juliana Stratton in her Illinois House race against incumbent Ken Dunkin as Gov. Bruce Rauner and Speaker Mike Madigan pile $5 million into campaign coffers. 

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U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth ducks the last forum at WTTW, yet extends her hefty lead. Attorney Jacob Meister snags endorsements in the race to unseat embattled Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, who party leaders dumped in October for Ald. Michelle Harris. 

Guests

Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5: @MaryAnnAhernNBC
Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times: @MaryMitchellCST
Tom Corfman, Crain’s Chicago Business: @TomCorfman
Lester Munson, ESPN

The conversation continues online as Joel Weisman and his guests takes a closer look at the political ads, polls and candidate endorsements before Tuesday’s primary in Illinois.


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