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WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: April 5, 2019

It was a historic week in Chicago. For the first time, the city elected its first black, woman mayor — in what ended up being a landslide. But there were some other stories this week too.

The drama around Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s deal with Cook County prosecutors escalated when dueling protesters faced off downtown earlier this week. Attention now seems to be shifting to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her performance in that job.

Also, some South and West Side faith leaders are speaking out against how the city plans to expand its Divvy bike-share program.

Morning Shift breaks down the biggest stories of the week in our Friday News Roundup with Odette Yousef.

GUESTS: Kim Bellware, Chicago-based freelance reporter

Kimberly Egonmwan, commentator for WVON, attorney and activist

LEARN MORE: Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, Toni Preckwinkle hold hands in prayer at unity rally: 'A new day for all of Chicago' (Chicago Tribune 4/3/19)

Deadline looms for Jussie Smollet to pay $130,000 to Chicago for investigation costs (WGN 4/4/19)

The Divvy Deal Should Not Be Exclusive (Sun Times 4/4/19)

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