The Week in Review: Trump Impeached, Pot Delay Squashed


It was a raucous week in politics.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on two charges: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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Earlier that day at City Hall, an attempt to delay sales of recreational marijuana in Chicago, a proposal led by the Aldermanic Black Caucus, failed in a wild Chicago City Council meeting.

In other pot-related news, Mayor Lori Lightfoot moved to ease marijuana-smoking rules in cigar shops and hookah lounges ahead of legalization on Jan. 1.


More: Your Guide to Marijuana in Illinois


Meanwhile, the mayor’s top lawyer in City Council improperly collected a tax break on his Chicago condo while living in the suburbs. And former Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios – once one of the county’s most powerful politicians – is reportedly under federal investigation.

And in sports, the Bears playoff are hopes dead, so what’s next for the beleaguered team?

Guests:

Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio | @CraigDellimore
Becky Vevea, WBEZ | @BeckyVevea
Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7 News | @MediaDervish
Freelance sports journalist Lester Munson


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