The Week in Review: Sen. Mark Kirk Dumps Donald Trump


Joel Weisman and guests discuss the week's news: Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk pulls his support of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling Trump's attacks on Hispanics, women and the disabled un-American and un-presidential. Political bickering intensifies over the state’s ongoing budget stalemate as Moody’s and S&P downgrade Illinois’ credit rating.

Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel scrambles to craft a property tax rebate before his historic property tax hike hits. Emanuel also tries a last-minute play with the Friends of the Parks to keep the Lucas Museum in Chicago.

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And the Cubs soar as the White Sox continue to sink. 

Guests

David Schaper, National Public Radio, @DavidSchaperNPR
Natasha Korecki, Politico, @NatashaKorecki
John McCarron, Chicago Tribune contributor, @McCarronJohn
Jim Litke, Associated Press, @JimLitke

The conversation continues in our exclusive web video. This week, Joel Weisman and guests look at the release of former Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy’s emails ordered by a judge under a Freedom of Information Act request by the Chicago Tribune. And the Chicago Police Department hires former television broadcaster Robin Robinson as a media relations consultant for $150,000.


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