The Week in Review: After 50 Years, Madigan Calls it Quits

Longtime state Rep. Michael Madigan defends his legacy as he resigns from the Illinois House a month after losing the speaker’s gavel.  

The city’s watchdog says Chicago police were “outflanked, under-equipped and unprepared” during protests in the city following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget plan has no new income taxes, instead counting on corporate taxes. 

COVID-19 vaccine distribution disparities continue to dog the rollout. 

An investigation of the postal service’s sluggish service in Chicago raises hopes for changes. 

After former President Donald Trump is acquitted in his second impeachment trial, a civil suit over the Capitol insurrection is filed by members of Congress and the NAACP against Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers. 

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s family reviles him for his vote to impeach Trump as the congressman makes the Time100 Next list for his mission to fix the GOP.


Dean Reynolds, formerly of WGN America’s “NewsNation,” CBS News, ABC News, CNN and UPI

Dana Kozlov, CBS 2 News | @DanaCBS2

Tonya Francisco, WGN-TV | @TonyaFrancisco

Michael Puente, WBEZ 91.5 | @MikePuenteNews

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