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.

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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.

Guests

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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