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Year In Review: Chicago and IL’s Biggest News And Political Stories Of 2018

The new year is just days away, so Morning Shift is taking the hour to look back at the biggest news stories of 2018 in Chicago and Illinois politics. And there were a bunch: Rahm’s bombshell earlier this summer where he dropped out of the very, very crowded mayoral race, the Jason Van Dyke trial and verdict, the blue wave Illinois saw on Election Day, the most expensive gubernatorial race in history puts JB Pritzker in the governor’s mansion, and longtime alderman Ed Burke’s offices being raided by the feds—twice.

There are tons of stories to break down, and to help us take a look at what mattered this year, what it means for 2019 and to give their own predictions are four Chicago journalists: WBEZ’s Carrie Shepherd, WTTW politics reporter Amanda Vinicky, ProPublica Illinois investigative reporter Mick Dumke, and the Daily Line’s Heather Cherone.



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