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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, Jan. 18, 2019. Van Dyke is scheduled to be released from prison on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, after he served less than half of his 81-month sentence.

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WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: Feb. 4, 2022

Governor Pritzker unveils his new budget, the former police officer responsible for killing Laquan McDonald is released from prison and Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz comes under fire for controversial comments about an alleged sexual assault in the Blackhawks organization.

GUEST: Dave McKinney, WBEZ state politics reporter

Alex Nitkin, City Hall reporter for The Daily Line

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