WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Jan. 4, 2019
Morning Shift breaks down the biggest local stories of the week, including the bombshell news that powerful Ald. Ed Burke is facing a corruption charge.
In a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday, authorities allege that Burke attempted to extort a business owner operating in his ward on Chicago's Southwest side.
Host Jenn White also leads a discussion about the Chicago mayor's race and how the partial federal government shutdown is affecting Chicagoland.
GUESTS: Kim Bellware, Chicago-based freelance reporter
Becky Vevea, WBEZ city politics reporter
Kimberly Egonmwan, commentator for WVON, attorney, activist
LEARN MORE: Feds Charge Powerful Ald. Edward Burke With Corruption (Chicago Tribune 1/3/19)
Violence Against Women Act Is Part Of Government Shutdown. Advocates: What Message Does That Send? (Chicago Tribune 1/3/19)
Here’s What A Partial Government Shutdown Means For Chicago (Chicago Tribune 12/22/18)