Week in Review: Trump’s Historic Arraignment; Mapping Out the NASCAR Chicago Street Race

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Trump defiant after historic criminal indictment, turning the day into political theater capped with a campaign event.

NASCAR officials promise alderpeople more Chicago visitors and more money in city coffers as they also try to allay concerns about traffic, noise and police overtime and deployments during the controversial street race this summer.

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Neighbors’ pushback wasn’t enough to kill Riot Fest.

Former Ald. Ed Burke, who will face prosecutors in his corruption trial on Nov. 6, will get his nearly $100,000 annual pension. And a jury convicts James Weiss, the son-in-law of ex-Cook County Democratic boss Joe Berrios, of paying bribes to ex-state Rep. Luis Arroyo and former state Sen. Terry Link to pass a beneficial bill to his company.

Mayor Brandon Johnson signs a seven-month, $10 million contract extension for the controversial ShotSpotter technology — a decision that was made by outgoing former Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Chicago’s former watchdog fears for the future of reforming the Chicago Police Department. And the independent federal police monitor Maggie Hickey found one in eight Black residents had been stopped and frisked by the Chicago Police at least once.

A temporary Chicago casino at the Medinah Temple could open this summer as Bally’s plan clears state gaming board hurdle.

CPS announced a property tax hike of 5% — the highest allowed — which is about $131 million. But not all schools will benefit; 25 will see cuts amid dwindling enrollment.


Sarah Schulte, ABC 7 Chicago | @SchulteABC7

Rob Hart, WBBM Newsradio | @RobHartWBBM

Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune | @RAP30

Sarah Karp, WBEZ Chicago | @SSKedreporter

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