The Week in Review: Mayoral Runoff Election Heats Up


Sparks fly in the first mayoral runoff forum with candidates Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The two will face off in an April 2 election.

In a reversal of fortune, charges against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock are dropped in exchange for him paying back his campaign about $68,000 and tens of thousands of dollars to the IRS.

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Former Ald. Ed Vrdolyak pleads guilty to felonies for the second time in a decade; and Ald. Willie Cochran once again appears set to plead guilty – more than two years after he was first charged with fraud, extortion and bribery.

Chicago R&B star R. Kelly is taken back into custody over unpaid child support a day after giving a bizarre televised interview to Gayle King.

And the $6 billion Lincoln Yards development project passes a contentious Zoning Committee hearing, bringing it one step closer to reality.

Guests                          

Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 Chicago | @MaryAnnAhernNBC
Mick Dumke, ProPublica Illinois | @MickeyD1971
Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times | @MediaDervish
Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business | @SteveDaniels27


The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Friedman and guests discuss the details of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan, as businesses and Republicans cry foul at higher taxes for millionaires.


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