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WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: June 28, 2019

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our Friday News Roundup when we break down some of the biggest local stories in our city and region. 

This week, the list includes a couple of Supreme Court rulings that will have a big effect in our area, key moves by Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzer, and an ongoing problem with a massive DNA backlog in Illinois. 

Morning Shift breaks down the news with Heather Cherone, managing editor and City Hall reporter at the Daily Line, and WBEZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith.


Lightfoot Names Two More $165K-A-Year Deputy Mayors For Public Safety, Infrastructure (Chicago Sun-Times 6/25/19)

Increased DNA Technology Leads To Useless DNA, More Testing And Bigger Backlog (WBEZ 6/25/19)

U.S. Supreme Court Decision That Puts Partisan Gerrymandering ‘Beyond Reach’ Of Federal Courts A Win For Illinois Democrats (Chicago Tribune 6/27/19)

Today’s Supreme Court Rulings Will Have A Major Impact On Illinois (Crain’s Chicago Business 6/27/19)

Illinois Becomes 11th State To Allow Recreational Marijuana (AP 6/26/19)

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