WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: Feb. 15, 2019
Campaign donations and endorsements are rolling in for some mayoral candidates in upcoming Feb. 26 municipal election.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul starts his term with a challenge to former Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke’s prison sentence. Amazon ditches plans to build New York headquarters, and the Cubs are partnering with Sinclair Broadcast Group to launch a new TV network.
Those are just a few of the big local stories Morning Shift tackles in this week’s Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.
GUESTS: Heather Cherone, managing editor and city hall reporter at The Daily Line
Mary Ann Ahern, NBC-5 Chicago political reporter
Paris Schutz, WTTW political correspondent
LEARN MORE: Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times Announce Endorsements in Mayors Race (NBC-5 Chicago 2/13/19)
Van Dyke’s sentence challenged by attorney general, special prosecutor (Chicago Sun-Times 2/11/19)
Lake Shore Drive emergency hints at larger infrastructure problems (Crain’s Chicago Business 2/11/19)