The Week in Review: Lightfoot Meets with Ivanka Trump in Washington

With her inauguration less than two weeks away, Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot heads to the nation’s capital to forge relationships with lawmakers and federal officials – including Ivanka Trump. Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes his final laps and remains coy about his future plans. (Emanuel is set to appear Monday on “Chicago Tonight.”)

In state politics, a recreational marijuana bill and progressive income tax proposal, both central to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s agenda, face hurdles within the General Assembly.

Ahead of Uber’s initial public offering debut, Uber and Lyft drivers protest in front of City Hall, calling for higher wages and more regulation of the ride-share industry, among other reforms.

In sports, the Cubs permanently ban a fan from Wrigley Field who displayed on live TV a hand gesture that’s associated with racism. And Cubs fans boo the return of Addison Russell.


Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 | @MaryAnnAhernNBC
Dan Mihalopoulos, WBEZ | @dmihalopoulos
Ally Marotti, Chicago Tribune | @AllyMarotti
Nancy Armour, USA Today | @nramour

The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Schutz and guests discuss a state bill that would direct publicly traded companies in Illinois to boost their boardroom hiring of women and people of color.

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