Gov. JB Pritzker gave his first budget address on the House floor in Springfield.
Empire star Jussie Smollett turned himself into police after being accused of staging a fake hate crime. And the race for Chicago’s next mayor is heating up with Election Day around the corner.
Those are just a few of the biggest local news stories Morning Shift discussed on this week’s Friday News Roundup.
GUESTS: Cheryl Corley, NPR correspondent based in Chicago
Paris Schutz, WTTW political correspondent and host
Tahman Bradley, WGN-TV anchor and political reporter
Lincoln Yards takes a major step forward (Crain’s Chicago Business 2/19/19)
‘Mr. Smollett is the one that orchestrated this crime,’ Johnson says (Chicago Sun-Times 2/21/19)
In a final televised Chicago mayoral debate, state Comptroller Susana Mendoza goes on offense again (Chicago Tribune 2/18/19)