In this week's edition of Spotlight Politics:
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's ComEd proposal, a 15-year deal with the troubled utility company, got pushback Wednesday. Some alderpeople are concerned the speed with which the deal is being handled is reminiscent of the city's costly parking meter deal.
Chicago City Council approved Norfolk Southern Railway’s massive rail yard expansion plan for the South Side after a delay by Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th Ward).
At Tuesday's WGN mayoral forum, things got heated — and personal.
Ald. Tom Tunney (44th Ward), who was Lightfoot’s ally, has formally endorsed Paul Vallas in the 2023 mayoral race.
And U.S. Rep Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) was denied a spot on the House Intelligence Committee after serving on it for eight years. He wasn’t directly told the news by his own leader, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).
Our politics team of Amanda Vinicky, Paris Schutz and Heather Cherone takes on those stories and more.