The Week in Review: Mayoral Candidates Fight to the Finish

In feisty candidate forums on WTTW, the 14 Chicago mayoral hopefuls try to set themselves apart ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx files 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against R&B star R. Kelly on Friday. On Wednesday, prosecutors charge “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report.

Vigils and funerals celebrate the lives of the victims of the Aurora mass shooting, as it’s revealed the shooter should not have been in possession of a gun.

A federal judge allows parts of the Obama Presidential Center lawsuit to go forward. Meanwhile, the massive Lincoln Yards project also moves ahead with a favorable vote from a key city commission.

The state EPA shuts down the controversial Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook. Chicago-based Kraft Heinz announces big losses – and an SEC subpoena.

And in sports, the Cubs partner with community groups to combat the perception of Islamophobia.


Kimberley Egonmwan, WVON
Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune
Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7 News
Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business

The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Arruza and guests take a dive deep into the broader impact of the Jussie Smollett case.

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