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The Week in Review: Sources Say Amazon Bid Features Big-Money Incentives

Chicago’s bid for Amazon includes $2 billion in incentives, according to Chicago Tonight sources. Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveils a 2018 budget with new ridesharing and 911 fees. Gov. Bruce Rauner backs a U of I innovation campus on a long-vacant site in the South Loop.

Chicago aviation police officers are fired after dragging a passenger off a United Airlines plane. Chicago Park District Board president Jesse Ruiz adds his name to list of Democratic Attorney General candidates. Study shows ride-sharing services are taking a big chunk out of public transit in Chicago and around the country.


Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 News
Paris Schutz, WTTW
Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune
Dan Cahill, Chicago Sun-Times

The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Weisman and guests discuss President Donald Trump’s handling of a call to the widow of American soldier killed in action, and a testy exchange between U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over whether undocumented immigrants fuel Chicago’s violence problem.

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