President Donald Trump is taken by helicopter to Walter Reed after testing positive for the coronavirus. Trump’s condition throws another wrench into an already hectic week in the race for president, as a chaotic debate between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden prompts the Commission on Presidential Debates to plan changes for the next debate – should another one occur. And it all comes on the heels of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court and a bombshell New York Times investigation revealing Trump frequently paid little to no income tax.
In Springfield, a legislative committee looking into House Speaker Mike Madigan’s conduct hears testimony on a bribery scheme from a ComEd representative. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s moving on from talks with community groups over a civilian police oversight board. And the city unveils a sweeping new plan to curb violence and improve public safety in Chicago, just as it’s reported that September was the most violent month here since 1993.
In sports, postseason Chicago baseball comes to an end for both the Cubs and White Sox. And the Chicago Bears prepare to take on the Colts, this time with Nick Foles as the starting quarterback.
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