Joel Weisman and his guests discuss the week’s news, including a controversial and expensive new plan for the Lucas Museum. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis threatens a strike as early as May and compares Gov. Bruce Rauner to an “ISIS recruit.” Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool also takes aim at the governor and says deep cuts and more debt may be ahead. Mayor Rahm Emanuel begins implementing police task force recommendations. A progressive income tax is proposed in Springfield. And Blackhawks player Andrew Shaw is fined and suspended for a gay slur.
The conversation continues in our exclusive online video as Weisman and guests discuss Mayor Emanuel’s efforts to implement some of the police task force’s recommendations.