WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 1, 2018
President Trump says he may commute the sentence of disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.
There’s a budget — an on-time budget for once — in Springfield where lawmakers also finally passed the Equal Rights Amendment.
Meanwhile in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed free full-day pre-K for all, and a series of public hearings is underway on civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department.
Those are just a few of the big local and state stories we’re tackling in our this week’s Friday News Roundup.
As always, Morning Shift has put together a great panel of journalists to break it all down for you.
GUESTS: Dave McKinney, WBEZ state politics reporter
John Chase, deputy director of investigations at the Better Government Association, co-author of the 2012 book Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself Out Of The Governor’s Office And Into Prison
Cheryl Corley, NPR correspondent based in Chicago
LEARN MORE: Trump Says He’s Considering Commuting Sentence Of Imprisoned Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (Chicago Tribune 5/31/18)
Illinois House Approves Budget, Rauner Says He’ll Approve (Chicago Tribune 5/31/18)
Illinois Becomes 37th State To Ratify The Federal ERA (AP 5/30/18)