The Week in Review: A New Era in Springfield


Oak Park lawmaker Don Harmon is elected state Senate president as the Illinois Legislature gears up for its 2020 session. In the U.S. Senate, Democrats from the House make their final arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Illinois’ first confirmed coronavirus case is a Chicago woman in her 60s who traveled to Wuhan, China. Officials say the general public is not at serious risk.

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Influential Ald. Scott Waguespack warns Mayor Lori Lightfoot not to take prerogative over zoning away from aldermen without a better alternative in place.

A surprise move by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to replace the head of the county’s ethics board spurs one of its members to resign in protest.

Investigative journalists at the Chicago Tribune sound the alarm about their largest shareholder, a notorious hedge fund.

And Cubs owner Tom Ricketts faces down boos at the team’s convention when he tries to promote the new Marquee Sports Network.

Guests:

Tahman Bradley, WGN | @tahmanbradley
Amanda Vinicky, WTTW News | @AmandaVinicky
Dalton Barker, Crain’s | @Dalton_Barker
Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune | @McQuearyKristen


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