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NASCAR race cars take the streets of Chicago during the The Loop 121 NASCAR Chicago Street Race on Saturday.

NASCAR race cars take the streets of Chicago during the The Loop 121 NASCAR Chicago Street Race on Saturday 2023.

Owen Ziliak

NASCAR race cars take the streets of Chicago during the The Loop 121 NASCAR Chicago Street Race on Saturday.

NASCAR race cars take the streets of Chicago during the The Loop 121 NASCAR Chicago Street Race on Saturday 2023.

Owen Ziliak

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap, July 5, 2024: New laws, NASCAR street closures, and more

The U.S. Supreme Court declines hearing challenges to Illinois’ assault weapons ban, Chicago faces growing pension debt and NASCAR street closures.

NASCAR race cars take the streets of Chicago during the The Loop 121 NASCAR Chicago Street Race on Saturday 2023.

Owen Ziliak

   

Downtown traffic is snarled due to NASCAR street closures. New laws – including a gas tax hike and increase in wages – went into effect on July 1.

Reset goes behind those headlines and more in the Weekly News Recap.

GUESTS: Mariah Woelfel, WBEZ city politics reporter

Christian Farr, NBC-5 Chicago reporter

Daniel Knowles, Midwest correspondent, The Economist

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