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WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 8, 2019

Lincoln Yards, a proposed office and housing development on Chicago’s North Side, cleared a key hurdle Thursday as City Hall’s Zoning Committee voted to approve the plan.

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle faced off in a contentious debate Thursday night. Both candidates for mayor of Chicago accused each other of corruption. Lightfoot’s campaign was bolstered Friday morning by an endorsement from former mayoral candidate Willie Wilson.

And after months of speculation, Governor JB Pritzker finally laid out the specifics of his graduated income tax plan.

Jenn White and a panel of journalists break down Chicago and the region’s top stories.

GUESTS: Danny Ecker, real estate reporter, Crain’s Chicago Business

Heather Cherone, managing editor and Chicago City Hall reporter,

Linda Lutton, Chicago neighborhoods reporter, WBEZ

LEARN MORE: Lincoln Yards passes contentious zoning meeting (Curbed Chicago 3/7/19)

Chicago Mayor Debate: Watch Full Forum With Lightfoot, Preckwinkle (NBC Chicago 3/7/19)

Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils graduated state income tax plan he says would give break to taxpayers earning less than $250,000 (Chicago Tribune 3/8/19)

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