Former state Sen. Martin Sandoval pleads guilty to bribery and tax fraud after accepting more than $250,000 in bribes. Sandoval has agreed to cooperate with related federal investigations as part of his plea agreement.
Chicago-based United Airlines is among several airlines to cancel all mainland China flights as the coronavirus outbreak leads to thousands of people infected in China and more than 200 deaths. There have been six confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., including two in Chicago.
The Archdiocese of Chicago enters into a 10-year agreement with the nonprofit Big Shoulders Fund to pump more than $90 million into 30 Catholic schools, located primarily on Chicago’s South and West sides.
Chicago Police interim Superintendent Charlie Beck is reorganizing the police department with detective reassignments and new offices, including one dedicated to civil rights reforms called the Office of Constitutional Policing and Reform.
And with a 51-49 vote on Friday, the Senate blocks an effort by Democrats to call witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, signaling a likely chance of acquittal next week.
Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 Chicago | @MaryAnnAhern
Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio | @CraigDellimore
Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7 Chicago | @MediaDervish
Claire Bushey, Financial Times | @Claire_Bushey
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