The Week in Review: Report Cites Harassment, Bullying in Madigan’s Office


A long-awaited report about sexual harassment at the state capitol puts new scrutiny on powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker responds.

“What came through that report was a special kind of discrimination, a special kind of harassment and intimidation from Tim Mapes,” Pritzker said. “You can’t put people in positions of power who hold those kinds of views.”

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot enacts a citywide hiring freeze ahead of a planned speech next week on Chicago’s budget shortfall.

Labor activists say they want a $15 minimum wage by 2021 and Lightfoot signals her support.

After a summer trip to Venezuela by Chicago Teachers Union members sparks criticism, CTU President Jesse Sharkey urges for unity among members as contract negotiations with city officials continue.

And in sports, the Cubs have a mostly winning week of baseball as they battle for a spot in the postseason.

Guests  

Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times & ABC 7 Chicago | @MediaDervish
Shia Kapos, Politico | @ShiaKapos
Heather Cherone, The Daily Line | @HeatherCherone
Jim Litke, Associated Press | @JimLitke


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