The Week in Review: Lightfoot’s Budget Advances Despite Pushback


Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s first budget advances toward a vote Tuesday, despite gripes from aldermen and progressive groups. The state board moves quickly after a ProPublica-Chicago Tribune investigation into students being put into isolation as punishment. Michael Ferro sells his shares in Tribune Publishing to hedge fund Alden Capital, a company known for making deep cuts to newsrooms.

State senators angle to replace retiring Senate President John Cullerton, as state representatives consider challenging the appointed replacement to federally charged Rep. Luis Arroyo. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx launches her re-election bid, and tries to put the Jussie Smollett case to rest.

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The White Sox sign star catcher Yasmani Grandal and resigns All-Star player Jose Abreu. The struggling Bears hope to notch a win against the 2-and-8 Giants.

Guests:

Gregory Pratt, Chicago Tribune | @royalpratt
Hannah Meisel, The Daily Line | @hannahmeisel
Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times/ABC 7 | @MediaDervish
Maggie Hendricks, The Athletic/WSCR | @maggiehendricks


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