Vice President Kamala Harris makes a flying visit to Chicago to talk reproductive rights.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker issues a disaster declaration to free-up resources for migrants bused from Texas. But the mayor of Burr Ridge, where some of those migrants are now staying, says he’s frustrated with a lack of communication from the governor.
GOP candidate for governor, Darren Bailey, takes up temporary residence in the John Hancock building to “immerse” himself in Chicago culture – but still calls the city a “crime-ridden hellhole.”
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, wife of indicted Ald. Ed Burke, announces she is retiring from the state’s top court.
Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly is convicted on child pornography charges.
And in sports, it’s a make or break week for the Chicago White Sox, while the Chicago Bears take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Green Bay.
Dan Mihalopoulos, investigative reporter on WBEZ’s Government & Politics Team | @dmihalopoulos
Lorraine Forte, editorial page editor at the Chicago Sun-Times | @Forte926
Rick Pearson, chief political reporter at the Chicago Tribune | @rap30
Cheryl Raye-Stout, covers sports for WBEZ | @Crayestout
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