The Week in Review: Top Cop to Retire, Former LAPD Chief to Step In


During an emotional announcement, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson makes it official: he will retire at the end of the year. Johnson was appointed top cop nearly four years ago and has spent more than three decades with the police department.

Johnson will remain with the Chicago Police Department through the end of 2019 and work alongside former Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, who was named interim superintendent Friday. Beck said he has no intention of permanently filling in as Johnson’s successor.

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In state politics, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Republican leaders push lobbying reforms in the wake of scandals involving state Rep. Luis Arroyo and utility company ComEd.

Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations finds a 60% increase in reported hate crimes in the city.

And in sports, the Chicago Bears hope to ignite their offense enough to topple division rival the Detroit Lions

Guests:

Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio | @CraigDellimore
Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune | @McQuearyKristen
Heather Cherone, The Daily Line | @HeatherCherone
Rick Telander, Chicago Sun-Times | @ricktelander


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