The Week in Review: Anne Burke Named Chief Justice of Illinois Supreme Court


Political heavyweight Anne Burke is elevated to chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court as her husband, Ald. Ed Burke, faces 14 federal corruption charges. Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough faces ethics questions over an “illegal patronage employment system” in her powerful office.

State health officials confirm 52 people have been hospitalized in Illinois since May with severe respiratory illnesses related to vaping.

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Chicago Public Schools is under a federal mandate to overhaul how it handles sexual violence cases.

ComEd and Peoples Gas donate tens of thousands of dollars to reform-minded Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Uber’s CEO backs the idea of a congestion tax, amid a visit to promote his company’s presence in Chicago.

The Bears prepare to face the Broncos and their head coach, former Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. The Cubs try to get a leg up in their tight race with the Brewers for a wild card playoff spot. And the Chicago Sky beat Phoenix to advance to the second round of the WNBA playoffs.

Guests  

Ray Long, Chicago Tribune | @RayLong
Brandon Pope, WCIU | @BpopeTV
Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business | @stevedaniels27
Maggie Hendricks, The Athletic, 670 The Score | @maggiehendricks


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