Chicago reels after highly regarded Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer is gunned down near the James R. Thompson Center. The suspect, a four-time felon, faces first-degree murder charges and is being held without bond.
House Speaker Michael Madigan comes under fire for dragging his feet in the firing of a longtime aide accused of repeated harassment of a female coworker. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget pitch to lawmakers falls flat and foreshadows another protracted budget battle this election year. Meanwhile, a new poll shows Democratic candidate for governor Chris Kennedy is now in second place behind J.B. Pritzker in Cook County.
And in sports, Anthony Rizzo makes an emotional return home to comfort grieving families at his Florida alma mater.
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Tahman Bradley, WGN News
Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times
Dan McGrath, Chicago Tribune
The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Arruza and guests discuss the Parkland, Florida high school shooting and what Chicago schools are doing to prepare for an active shooter.
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