The Week in Review: Lincoln Yards Approved, Emanuel Applauded
The Chicago City Council approves the massive Lincoln Yards development with more than $2 billion in TIF funding as Mayor Rahm Emanuel holds his final City Council meeting. Some aldermen heap praise upon Emanuel, including those from South and West Side wards – but how do members of these communities view the outgoing mayor?
Meanwhile, Chicago’s office of the inspector general releases a report highlighting inefficiencies of the Chicago Police Department’s so-called gang database, which classifies more than 130,000 people, most of them black and brown, as gang-involved.
In sports, baseball is looking somewhat bleak in Chicago as the Cubs and White Sox continue their slow starts.
The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Schutz and guests discuss state legislation, including the possible impact of a proposed bill that would require anyone buying a gun to provide fingerprints for identity verification purposes.
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