The Week in Review: Madigan Faces Calls to Resign


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is facing calls to resign after federal prosecutors settled a 10-year bribery case Friday with ComEd for $200 million. The court filings do not explicitly name Madigan, but describe his job and role as “Public Official A.” 

The city and Chicago Public Schools announce a hybrid in-person and virtual instruction plan for the fall as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. CPS says the framework is a jumping off point for public feedback — but plans could be upended if a spike in COVID-19 cases deems reopening schools unsafe. The Chicago Teachers Union is pushing for an online-only return.

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An inspector general’s report reveals former top cop Eddie Johnson was drunk when officers allowed him to drive home, which resulted in Johnson’s ouster.

And Mayor Lori Lightfoot shows her strict parenting side when talking about reversing the city’s COVID-19 reopening plans.

Guests

Chuck Goudie, ABC-7 News | @ChuckGoudieABC7
Dana Kozlov, CBS-2 News | @DanaCBS2
Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7 Chicago | @MediaDervish
Nader Issa, Chicago Sun-Times | @NaderDIssa


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