WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: February 1, 2019 | WBEZ
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WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: February 1, 2019

The polar vortex might’ve left the city under a layer of ice, but it didn’t quite put a freeze on Chicago politics.

A federal judge on Thursday signed off on the city’s plan to overhaul the Chicago Police Department known as a consent decree. Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown made the surprise move to endorse mayoral candidate Amara Enyia.

Empire actor Jussie Smollett says he was attacked by two men in Streeterville in what Chicago Police detectives are investigating as a possible hate crime. And City Hall turns icy toward retiring Ald. Danny Solis, who reportedly wore a wire for two years as part of a federal investigation.

Morning Shift digs into those stories and more in our weekly news roundup.

GUESTS: Dan Mihalopolous, WBEZ politics reporter

Claudia Morell, WBEZ politics reporter

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