The Week in Review: Cullerton Shocks Springfield with Retirement News


Illinois Senate President John Cullerton unexpectedly announces his retirement and will step down in January. Now the jockeying to replace him has begun. 

The fall veto session delivers a win to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, as lawmakers agree to a major consolation of public safety pensions. But there’s no deal on reducing casino taxes, yet, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot now hopes for action in the spring.

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The high hopes of bars and restaurants to serve pot-infused specials are up in smoke as state lawmakers limit smoking to dispensaries and tobacco stores. 

An independent federal monitor’s report reveals that the Chicago Police Department is lagging behind on consent decree compliance

Lightfoot slams Uber for allegedly trying to pay off black ministers but walks that back – a little.

The Chicago Teachers Union is counting votes from rank-and-file members over its hard-fought contract. 

And in sports, the Chicago Bears need a win Sunday over the LA Rams to turn their season around.

Guests:

Mike Flannery, FOX News Chicago | @PoliticalEditor
Kate Grossman, WBEZ | @KateGrossman1
A.D. Quig, Crain’s Chicago Business | @ad_quig
Mike Mulligan, WSCR The Score | @MullyHaugh

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