WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Jan. 11, 2019
It’s Day 21 of the partial federal government shutdown.
In our Friday News Roundup, Morning Shift host Jenn White gets you up to speed on the latest effects of the shutdown in the Chicago area.
We also have the latest on the allegations against R&B superstar R. Kelly. After the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series aired on Lifetime, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has asked witnesses and survivors to come forward, and at least two have so far.
In state politics, the 101st legislature was sworn in in Springfield, and the Pritzker administration has been preparing to take office on Jan 14.
It was also a big week in the lead-up to the Chicago mayor’s race. Election day is Feb. 26.
Morning Shift discusses those stories and more in our weekly roundup.
GUESTS: Natalie Moore, reporter on WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk
Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 Chicago political reporter
Monica Davey, Chicago bureau chief for the New York Times
LEARN MORE: Toni Preckwinkle’s First TV Ad Of Mayoral Race Focuses On Laquan McDonald (Chicago Tribune 1/9/19)
At Least Two Women Contact Cook County Prosecutors With New R. Kelly Allegations (Chicago Sun-Times 1/10/19)