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The Week in Review: Lots of Posturing, Little Progress in Springfield

Joel Weisman and his panel discuss this week’s news: Another legislative session came to a close this week without a comprehensive state budget, but the battles weren't only waged between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats. Rank-and-file Democrats also bucked party leaders. School funding hangs in the balance, with CPS warning classrooms could stay dark well past summer break if state money doesn't come through.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets a win on a pension bill, but can't exactly breathe a sigh of relief: May was the deadliest month in Chicago since 1995. That isn't deterring McDonald's, which is eyeing Oprah's old studio space as a possible headquarters.

Downstate, Exelon warns of plant closings after a hoped-for rate hike fell through.

And the Cubs infield dominates the first round of MLB All-Star voting, while the White Sox continue to struggle.


Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 News
Tom Corfman, Crain's Chicago Business
Laura Washington, ABC 7 News/Chicago Sun-Times
Lester Munson, ESPN

The conversation continues in our exclusive web video. This week, Joel Weisman and guests discuss Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will vote for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s attack on Trump.

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