The Week in Review: Pritzker Taking School Mask Case to State Supreme Court

Mayor Lori Lightfoot rejected General Iron’s permit to open a metal shredder on the Southeast Side after nearly three years of resistance from activists and residents. 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is appealing the in-school mask case to the Illinois Supreme Court as more than 500 districts are now mask-optional, but CPS schools will stick with masking. 

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Republican lawmakers disrupt the legislative session, and nine are ousted after heated mask debate in the House chamber.  Meanwhile, Dr. Arwady says Chicago may end its mask mandate as COVID-19 cases fall when the state does on Feb. 28. 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot can breathe easier now that her armed stalker has been arrested and is being held without bond.

 Patrick Daley Thompson was indicted and officially resigned from City Council

Former governor, Rod Blagojevich, files a federal lawsuit challenging the state law banning him from running again.

Sec. of State Jesse White has endorsed Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia to succeed him.

Illinois’ wealthiest man, Ken Griffin, gave Republican gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin $20 million as a “down payment” to win the governor’s seat from another billionaire — Pritzker.


Mike Flannery, FOX 32 Chicago | @FOX32News, @PoliticalEditor

Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune | @ChicagoTribune, @RAP30

Mariah Woelfel, WBEZ 91.5 | @WBEZ, @MariahWoelfel

Nader Issa, Chicago Sun-Times | @SunTimes, @NaderDIssa

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