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The Week in Review: Rauner Enlists Governors to ‘Thank’ Madigan in Ads

Gov. Bruce Rauner announces his bid for re-election. In one campaign ad, neighboring Republican governors “thank” Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan for policies they say helped their state’s economies. 

A bill to ban “bump stocks” is defeated in the Illinois House. Meanwhile, Springfield has been rocked by sexual harassment allegations against elected officials, lobbyists and staffers. In Cook County, Board President Toni Preckwinkle calls for 10-percent cuts in the wake of the soda tax repeal.

Chicago Public Schools has a “do not hire” list, so why did some CPS charter schools hire people who were on that list

In sports, the Cubs shake up their coaching staff and the Bears go for three straight wins.  


Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times
Kate Grossman, WBEZ
Craig Dellimore, WBBM Radio
Jim Litke, Associated Press

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