The Week in Review: Buttigieg in Chicago to Boost Infrastructure Plan

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tours the 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line station promoting the president’s infrastructure proposal.

Read: On Chicago Visit, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Promotes Biden Infrastructure Plan

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker visited the White House to talk infrastructure with President Joe Biden and landed a private Oval Office meeting with the president.

Read: Governor Pritzker Meets with President Biden in D.C.

Chicago continues to hold the title of the nation’s mass shooting capital with at least one a week. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown went to the White House for help with the pervasive violence, but he continues to blame judges for letting out violent defendants on electric monitoring.

Read: Chicago’s Top Cop Touts ‘Significant and Substantive’ Meeting With Biden on Violence Prevention

Meanwhile, Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes a $1 million fund to reward tips for seizures of illegal guns will help reduce the number of shootings.

Read:  ‘People are Scared,’ Lightfoot Says, As Violence Continues to Surge

Activists and the mayor have reportedly reopened talks on police reform.

Read: Deal on Elected Board to Oversee Chicago Police Close: Aldermen, Mayor

And Pritzker signs a bill prohibiting law enforcement from using deceptive tactics when interrogating minors.

Read: Pritzker Signs Bill Making Illinois 1st State to Ban Police From Lying to Minors During Interrogations

In other politics, the FEC rules that the chair of the state’s Democratic party, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, can’t raise funds.

Read: Robin Kelly Prohibited from Raising Campaign Cash for State Races as Head of Democratic Party

Pritzker signs a cannabis equity law adding more dispensary licenses as Senate Leader Chuck Schumer advocates for federal legalization.

Read: Has Illinois Fixed its Flawed Marijuana Industry Expansion?

And Illinois legislative watchdog Carol Pope resigns, calling the post a “paper tiger.”


Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 News | @MaryAnnAhernNBC@NBCChicago

Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times | @LynnSweet@Suntimes

Tonya Francisco, WGN-TV News | @TonyaFrancisco@WGNNews

Marissa Parra, CBS 2 Chicago | @MarParNews, @CBSChicago

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