Spotlight Politics: Solis, Burke Shock Waves Reverberate in Mayor’s Race


How do stunning new developments in an FBI corruption case impact the race for mayor? Carol Marin and Paris Schutz dive into that story and more in this week’s Spotlight Politics roundtable.


Revelations that longtime Ald. Danny Solis has repeatedly worn a wire to secretly record Ald. Ed Burke – and is reportedly under investigation himself – have rocked the City Council, and its reverberations are being felt in the race for Chicago mayor.

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Also in the political spotlight this week: The Chicago Board of Ethics fines a former alderman $5,000 for violating the city’s rules on becoming a lobbyist after leaving office. 

And the Chicago Cubs get political with strong rhetoric in the race for 44th Ward alderman.

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