Corruption, Clemency, and Mayoral Memes: The Biggest Political Stories Of 2020

It’s been a wild year in Illinois and Chicago politics. Two political watchers break down the year that was.

Chicago Protesters
An estimated one thousand protesters gathered at the final meeting point of a rally that took them from Wrigleyville to the intersection of Larrabee and Division Street in Lincoln Park on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ
Chicago Protesters
An estimated one thousand protesters gathered at the final meeting point of a rally that took them from Wrigleyville to the intersection of Larrabee and Division Street in Lincoln Park on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ

Corruption, Clemency, and Mayoral Memes: The Biggest Political Stories Of 2020

It’s been a wild year in Illinois and Chicago politics. Two political watchers break down the year that was.

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To say it’s been a wild 2020 in Illinois and Chicago politics would be an understatement. The year started with the legalization of marijuana, saw a pandemic that shut down every corner of Illinois, streets filled with protesters in the wake of a police killing, boarded up storefronts, and even the early release of former governor Rod Blagojevich.

Reset breaks down those stories and more during our Year In Review: Chicago and Illinois Politics in 2020.

GUESTS: Heather Cherone, Chicago politics reporter at WTTW

David Greising, president and CEO of the Better Government Association