The Week in Review: Shocking Email Puts Madigan on the Defensive


The revelation of an email alluding to a rape cover-up has Springfield in shock and House Speaker Michael Madigan on the defensive. The email from a former lobbyist and close ally of Madigan, uncovered by WBEZ, also refers to a ghost payroll scheme.

2020 presidential hopefuls set up shop in Chicago. U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski tries to shore up support in his heated primary after taking more fire for his anti-abortion stance. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx brings in outside legal help in the Jussie Smollett investigation and tries to fend off primary challenger Bill Conway.

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Things aren’t settled between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools as the union and the district battle over pay for veteran teachers.

Many pot shops close their doors or turn away recreational customers after a busy launch of legalized marijuana.

And authorities track and capture a coyote, but there’s no word yet if it’s the same animal that reportedly attacked two people – including a 6-year-old boy – in Chicago this week.

Guests:

Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune | @rap30
A.D. Quig, Crain’s Chicago Business | @ad_quig
Tony Arnold, WBEZ | @tonyjarnold
Nader Issa, Chicago Sun-Times | @NaderDIssa


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