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?

In city-meets-state politics, Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot visits Springfield to meet with Gov. J.B. Pritzker, whose graduated income tax plan cleared its first General Assembly hurdle this week.

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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.

Guests

Derrick Blakley, CBS Chicago | @BlakleyCBS2
Tina Sfondeles, Chicago Sun-Times | @TinaSfon
Kimberley Egonmwan, WVON 1690AM | @kiskyler
Matt Spiegel, 670 The Score | @MattSpiegel670


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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