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Ald. Silvana Tabares

Silvana Tabares, 23rd Ward Alderman attends City Council Meeting at City Hall on September 18, 2019. The Latino Caucus, with the help of three other aldermen, filed a petition Thursday for a public referendum on the city’s next ward maps.

Manuel Martinez

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: Dec. 3, 2021

Illinois is in the midst of a COVID surge, surpassing 11,000 new cases for the first time this year, while newly released standardized test scores show the impact the pandemic had on learning. Plus, the latest on the criminal trial of actor Jussie Smollet.

Reset goes behind the headlines on the Weekly News Recap.

GUESTS: Brandis Friedman, co-anchor and correspondent, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight

Greg Hinz, political writer at Crain’s Chicago Business

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