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WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: July 20, 2018

A fatal shooting by Chicago police. Legislation aimed at curbing gun violence in Illinois. The website Chicagoist acquired — and potentially given new life — by surprise investor Chance the Rapper.

Those are just a few of the big stories Morning Shift covers in its weekly Friday New Roundup where a panel of journalists helps bring context and analysis to the biggest local and state stories of the week.  


Cheryl Corley, NPR correspondent based in Chicago

Kimberly Egonmwan, commentator for WVON, attorney, activist

Mary Dixon, WXRT morning news anchor


Friends, colleagues gather in South Shore to remember barber fatally shot by police (Chicago Tribune 7/19/18)

Guns can be removed from those deemed dangerous under law signed by Rauner; he also extends ‘cooling off’ period’ to assault-style weapons (Chicago Tribune 7/16/18)

Chance The Rapper announces purchase of Chicagoist website in newly released song (Chicago Tribune 7/19/18)

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