WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: February 8, 2019
A $15 minimum wage advances in Illinois.
Mayoral hopeful Susana Mendoza distances herself from yet another ally, Amara Enyia finds herself in some financial trouble, and Joe Ricketts’ emails expose bigotry and an affinity for conspiracy theories.
It’s just another week on Morning Shift’s Friday News Roundup.
We’ll break down the biggest local stories of the week that you might’ve missed while trying to dodge that ice storm. On the panel this week are attorney and WVON commentator Kimberly Egonmwan, ProPublica Illinois reporter Mick Dumke, and WTTW political correspondent Paris Schutz.
GUESTS: Kimberly Egonmwan, commentator for WVON, attorney, activist
Mick Dumke, reporter and columnist ProPublica Illinois
Paris Schutz, WTTW political correspondent and host
Illinois Senate Committee Approves Minimum Wage Increase to $15 (NBC Chicago, 2/7/19)
Cubs ownership patriarch Joe Ricketts ‘regrets’ racist emails leaked Monday (Chicago Sun-Times, 2/4/19)
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office Says Its Gang Database Is on Lockdown, but Questions Remain (ProPublica Illinois, 2/7/19)
Ald. Ed Burke Accused of Electioneering (WTTW, 2/5/19)