President Donald Trump fires FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into possible Russian connections with the Trump campaign. Illinois lawmakers pass an abortion bill putting Gov. Rauner in a political bind and fail once again to pass the "grand bargain" budget deal.
City officials reveal Chicago Public Schools is in even worse financial shape than previously announced. Conservative broadcast company Sinclair buys up Tribune Media, including "Chicago's Very Own" WGN.
And in sports, the Cubs lose two out of the three to the Rockies and the White Sox take on the Twins as both teams try to stabilize early season struggles.
Natasha Korecki, Politico
David Schaper, NPR
Laura Washington, Sun-Times/ABC 7
Danny Ecker, Crain’s Chicago Business
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