The Week in Review: Coronavirus Panic Crashes Markets


Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker warn the public not to panic over the spreading coronavirus as they announce enhanced testing measures.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins her onetime rival Lightfoot and other local leaders to campaign for the reelection bid of beleaguered State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, as actor Jussie Smollett returns to court.

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The fight intensifies between former Lincoln Park High School administrators and Chicago Public Schools. The outgoing CPS inspector general flags unusual patterns in student test scores that could indicate cheating.

Elite border patrol agents arrive in Chicago as part of a Trump administration plan to ramp up enforcement in sanctuary cities. Illinois fights another administration move designed to limit immigrants from getting visas and green cards.

Chicago police lay out their plan to stem a spike in crime on the CTA, even as the system deals with another shooting Friday afternoon. And aldermen say the city has to keep scooters off the sidewalks in the second round of the pilot program.

Guests

Heather Cherone, Daily Line | @HeatherCherone
Maria Ines Zamudio, WBEZ | @mizamudio
Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune | @marywizchicago
Sarah Karp, WBEZ | @SSKedreporter


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