Blackhawks team president John McDonough repeatedly told reporters at a press conference Thursday that the team was unable to answer questions at this time about the team’s star winger who’s alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman in early August.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is sworn into his second term Monday and there’s no doubt he faces some big challenges: fiscal disarray, unhappy teachers, under-served neighborhoods demanding more attention and crime. How much can Chicagoans expect to the mayor to get done in the next fours years? What needs the most attention? And will he persuade Springfield and the governor to give Chicago a city owned casino. We get analysis on the Morning Shift. Also, music from Run Boy Run.
We wrap up this week’s biggest news headlines with NPR reporter David Schaper and Jon Hansen of DNAinfo Chicago. We discuss the Illinois pension reform law which has been ruled unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court; the historic reparations package for victims of torture at the hands of former CPD commander Jon Burge; the resentencing of Cook County inmate Adolfo Davis; and more.