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WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: May 31, 2019

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our Friday News Roundup where we break down the biggest local news of the week.

Alderman Ed Burke was indicted on 14 charges of federal racketeering, extortion and attempted bribery. Mayor Lori Lightfoot leads her first City Council meeting, and Friday will be a busy day in Springfield, where lawmakers still have a lot of work to do in this, the final day of the spring legislative session.

GUESTS: Heather Cherone, managing editor and city hall reporter at the Daily Line

David Greising, president and CEO of the Better Government Association

Paris Schutz, WTTW political correspondent and host

LEARN MORE: 

Ald. Ed Burke Indicted on 14 Counts of Racketeering, Extortion, Attempted Bribery (WTTW 5/30/19)

Chicago aldermen call for reform after Ald. Edward Burke indictment: ‘Words are not enough’

(Chicago Tribune 5/30/19) 

 City Council Latino, black caucuses choose new leaders (Daily Line 5/30)

Graduated income tax goes to voters as Pritzker scores a win (Crain’s Chicago Business 5/27/19)

 After emotional debate, Illinois House OKs abortion-rights measure (Chicago Sun-Times 5/28/19)

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