Week in Review: Lightfoot and García File; Ed Burke Calls It Quits

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García submit their petitions to get on the ballot in the mayor’s race.

García scores a major union endorsement while Lightfoot faces an ethics complaint from a rival.

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A new report says property taxes went up the most in Chicago’s Latino neighborhoods.

And it’s the end of an era as federally indicted 54-year Ald. Ed Burke finally calls time on his career.

Meanwhile, in Springfield, Illinois lawmakers make changes to the controversial no cash bail bill, but Republicans still aren’t happy. Democrats propose a statewide assault weapons ban — but it’ll have to be taken up next year.

And at President Joe Biden’s behest, Congress passes legislation to avert a potentially crippling rail worker strike — leaving some unions fuming.

And two controversial figures with notoriously antisemitic views and ties to Chicago dine with former President Donald Trump.


A.D. Quig, politics reporter for the Chicago Tribune | @ad_quig

Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio political editor | @CraigDellimore

Corli Jay, of Crain’s Chicago Business | @corli_jay

Dan Mihalopoulos, investigative reporter on WBEZ’s Government & Politics Team | @dmihalopoulos

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