WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: November 9, 2018
Illinois has a new governor: Democrat J.B. Pritzker. His win was part of a blue wave that swept over Illinois this week.
Democrats won every statewide seat, locked in a supermajority in the General Assembly, and picked up seats on both the Cook County Board, and in Congress—including in the 14th District, where political novice Lauren Underwood upset sitting Republican Congressman Randy Hultgren.
The 32-year-old Underwood is one of the winners making the next Congress younger, more diverse, and more female than ever before.
What could all these wins by Dems mean for local and state politics going forward?
Morning Shift dives right in to all this and more during the Friday News Roundup.
GUESTS: Mick Dumke, ProPublica Illinois reporter and columnist
Mary Mitchell, Sun-Times columnist
Dan Mihalopoulos, WBEZ political reporter
Kwame Raoul Gave Voters A Chance To Weigh Options (Sun-Times 11/6/18)
Gov.-elect Pritzker Picks State Budget Team Led By Former Comptroller Dan Hynes (Chicago Tribune 11/8/18)
Amazon Plans To Split HQ2 Between Long Island City, N.Y, And Arlington Va. (New York Times 11/5/18)
Target Says South Side Stores Will Close, Despite City’s Push To Reconsider (Chicago Tribune 11/7/18)