The House Judiciary Committee sends articles of impeachment to the full House, with a vote expected next week. President Donald Trump lashes out, referring again to the impeachment effort as a “witch hunt” and a “hoax.” Democratic presidential candidates prepare for yet another debate next week, though they’ve vowed not to cross a picket line that could surround the debate venue.
Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck raises hackles by doing away with the department’s merit promotion system. Mayor Lori Lightfoot raises hackles by targeting progressive aldermen who voted against her budget.
Chicago Tribune employees make a public plea for a new owner amid fears that hedge fund Alden Global Capital could decimate the newsroom. Moody’s research warns that Chicago and Detroit aren’t prepared for a potential recession.
The Cubs and Sox walk away from baseball’s winter meetings telling fans to look for moves soon. And the Chicago Bears hope to keep their season alive with a win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
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