WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: April 17, 2020

Social distancing measures are slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois, but the state’s finances are taking a major hit.

Prtizker and Lightfoot
Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discuss local efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP
Prtizker and Lightfoot
Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discuss local efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: April 17, 2020

Social distancing measures are slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois, but the state’s finances are taking a major hit.

Illinois Gov. JB Prtizker is teaming up with six other Midwestern states to safely reopen the regional economy. Mayor Lori Lightfoot released data that shows social distancing is working in Chicago. Plus, David Brown takes his post as the city’s acting police superintendent.

Reset breaks down the week’s top stories in our Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.

GUEST: Heather Cherone, WTTW politics reporter

David Greising, president of the Better Government Association