The Week in Review: A Current and Former Alderman Indicted

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson, nephew to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and grandson of Richard J. Daley, was charged Thursday with lying to investigators and filing five false income tax returns involving Washington Federal Bank in Bridgeport, which was shut down in a massive fraud scheme.

That same afternoon, the feds also announced the indictment of former Ald. Ricardo Munoz, who is charged with using campaign funds to pay for sports tickets, travel and purchases at Lover’s Lane.

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Chicago loosens capacity restrictions as COVID-19 infection rates ease and more people become fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revises its guidelines for wearing masks outdoors. Chicago gets creative in its effort to boost vaccine participation by considering perks for people who are vaccinated via a “Vax Pass” for entry to summer concerts and events. 

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability releases another police body camera video showing the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez just weeks after it released video of the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Both shootings involved police foot chases, but it remains unclear why police chased Alvarez and fired at him. Meanwhile, the city is examining ways to change the police department’s policy on foot pursuits.

COPA this week also released a report finding nearly 100 allegations of misconduct from more than 12 officers in the botched raid of social worker Anjanette Young.  

Illinois loses one House seat in Congress with the release of new census data. Meanwhile, Gov. J.B. Pritzker urges lawmakers to work together in redrawing district maps but says GOP lawmakers are being obstructionist.  Republicans are furious he broke his promise to use an independent redistricting commission.

And in sports, the Bears trade up to snag Justin Fields 11th in the first round of the NFL draft. Andrew Shaw’s countless concussions forced the Stanley Cup champ to retire at 29. And is there any hope for the Cubs, Bulls or Blackhawks this season?


Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune | @McQuearyKristen at @ChicagoTribune

Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times | @MaudlyneI @SunTimes

Alex Hernandez, Block Club Chicago | @AVHndz @BlockClubCHI

Mike Mulligan, WSCR | @670TheScore

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