The Week in Review: Virtual Trump-Biden Debate Canceled


The Commission on Presidential Debates cancels its next meeting between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, after Trump refuses to participate in a virtual event despite being infected with COVID-19. The vice presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence proves contentious, but nowhere near as chaotic as Biden and Trump’s first meeting.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot warns of painful choices ahead as the city faces a $1.2 billion budget gap, with no stimulus money from the federal government in sight. Gov. J.B. Pritzker fights back against claims that the graduated income tax he’s pushing would tax retirement income.

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An uproar at the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund amid claims of patronage jobs, racism, and sexism. The committee investigating corruption claims swirling around House Speaker Mike Madigan won’t meet again until after the election. Chicago restaurants bracing for business to bottom out during the winter months hope for a lifeline from the city’s winter outdoor dining challenge.

Guests

Tina Sfondeles, Business Insider | @TinaSfon
Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio | @CraigDellimore
Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune | @rap30
Heather Cherone, WTTW News | @HeatherCherone


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