WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 7, 2019 | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Morning Shift

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 7, 2019

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into a law a $40 billion state budget.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot pushed a series of ethics proposals at City Council, just as Chicago Ald. Ed Burke pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges.

Plus, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx continues to face criticism for the way her office handled the Jussie Smollett case.

Morning Shift breaks down the biggest news stories of the week in WBEZ’s Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.

LEARN MORE: Ald. Edward Burke pleads not guilty to corruption charges; mayor renews call to resign (Chicago Tribune 6/4/19)

Lightfoot follows Burke indictment with another round of ethics reforms (Chicago Sun-Times 6/5/19)

Illinois Is Poised To Become The Gambling Capital Of The Midwest (WBEZ, ProPublica 6/4/19)

How Illinois’s landmark legislative session will impact Chicago (Curbed Chicago 6/3/19)

R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty to 11 New Charges of Sex Abuse, Assault (NBC-5 6/6/19)

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.