WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 22, 2019
Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle are racking up key endorsements from newspapers and celebrities ahead of the April 2 runoff election.
Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of wire fraud. Meanwhile, the Illinois Supreme Court denied the state’s request to order a re-do of Jason Van Dyke’s 81-month prison sentence.
Morning Shift breaks down the biggest local and state stories of the week in our Friday News Roundup with Jenn White.
GUESTS: Paris Schutz, WTTW political correspondent and host
Kimberly Egonmwan, attorney and commentator for WVON
LEARN MORE: Cochran scheduled — again — to plead guilty, set to become 30th alderman convicted of corruption since 1973 (Daily Line 3/21/19)
O’Hare overhaul begins with kickoff of international terminal expansion (Chicago Sun-Times 3/20/19)