The Week in Review: Emanuel Pitches Pension Fix

Mayor Rahm Emanuel lays out a pension fix featuring a constitutional amendment and revenue from legalized recreational marijuana and a Chicago-owned casino, but his plan gets a chilly reception from mayoral candidates.

Federal agents raid Ald. Ed Burke’s City Hall office for a second time.

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker meets with President Donald Trump and the state’s four top legislative leaders.

Work on the Jane Byrne Interchange is now projected to last through 2022 – three years longer than originally anticipated. Meanwhile, angry Metra riders air their grievances over delays and overcrowding on the suburban commuter line.

And in sports: The Bears hope for revenge in their second matchup with the Packers this season. And the Baseball Hall of Fame surprises fans by inducting former Sox slugger Harold Baines and Cubs reliever Lee Smith.


Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio
Mary Wisniewski, the Chicago Tribune
Tony Arnold, WBEZ
Maggie Hendricks, 670 The Score

The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Schutz and guests further discuss the increasingly contentious race for Chicago mayor.

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