In this week’s edition of Spotlight Politics:
The final debate in the race for governor turns out to be short on substance but high on name-calling with GOP challenger state Sen. Darren Bailey now renaming Chicago “the nightmare called Pritzkerville.”
A Chicago police officer with connections to the racist extremist group the Proud Boys gets to keep his job. That’s despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s press secretary saying the mayor has made it clear that there is no room for white supremacists and other extremists in the police department – or any city department.
And former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s legal problems grow as AT&T Illinois is drawn into the racketeering investigation and agrees to pay a $23 million fine.
Our politics team of Amanda Vinicky, Paris Schutz and Heather Cherone takes on those stories and more.