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WBEZ’s Illinois and Chicago News Roundup: Aug. 9, 2019

President Donald Trump says he’s considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving 14 years behind bars.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot slams Ivanka Trump for her “misleading tweets” about Chicago. Plus, federal authorities continue their investigation into Ald. Carrie Austin (34th).

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

GUESTS: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

Amanda Vinicky, statehouse reporter at WTTW

Tahman Bradley, WGN-TV anchor and political reporter


Trump ‘Thinking Very Seriously’ About Commuting Blagojevich’s Sentence (WTTW 8/8/19)

After Lightfoot explodes over Ivanka Trump tweets, first daughter tries to keep relationship intact, seeks event in Chicago (Chicago Sun-Times 8/7/19)

Durbin, Lightfoot, Pritzker react to mass shootings (NBC-5 8/4/19)

Feds Subpoena Illinois Election Board For Chicago Ald. Carrie Austin’s Political Disclosures (WBEZ 8/6/19)

Illinois state Sen. Tom Cullerton out as Labor Committee chair after feds allege he embezzled nearly $275,000 from Teamsters (Chicago Tribune 8/6/19)

Public defender unloads on Superintendent Johnson over gun database (WGN 8/7/19)

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