It’s the very last sprint to Chicago’s runoff election. But former President Donald Trump’s bombshell indictment for hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels drowns out the news of U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders in Chicago stumping for mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson.
Paul Vallas gets endorsements from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and from a school choice organization founded by former Republican Education Secretary Betsy Devos — as Vallas tries to fight messaging he’s “really a Republican.”
Meanwhile, alderpeople vote to assert their independence from the next mayor.
In the bribery and conspiracy case against the “ComEd Four,” federal prosecutors pull back the curtain on former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s patronage system by playing undercover FBI tapes.
And in sports, both the Cubs and White Sox open the season strong.
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