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The Week in Review: State of the Governor’s Race

Gov. Bruce Rauner calls for collaboration in his election-year State of the State address, just days after his Republican challenger, state Rep. Jeanne Ives, tears into him at their only pre-primary debate. Meanwhile, many voters are still undecided in the six-way Democratic race.

Paul Vallas is ousted from Chicago State University and now may be eyeing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s job. A long-awaited study into the fairness of the Cook County property tax system may not arrive before the March primary election. Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown faces new pay-to-play allegations. And Chicago-area recipients of the Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA are now living on edge.

In business news, new home sales fall in the Chicago area in 2017. The corporate tax cut gives a big boost to Boeing profits. Chicago startup Outcome Health settles with investors over fraud allegations. And Sears’ downward spiral continues with layoffs at its Hoffman Estates headquarters.


Dennis Rodkin, Crain’s Chicago Business
Vendeline Von Bredow, The Economist
Amanda Vinicky, Chicago Tonight
Mariano Gielis, Univision

ICYMI: Last month, week we celebrated the 40th anniversary of “The Week in Review” – and Joel Weisman’s final show as host. Watch that special hourlong episode here.

The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Arruza and guests discuss the Outcome Health settlement and the controversy over journalists and others allegedly buying fake Twitter followers.

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