WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Aug. 14, 2020

A state senator indicted for tax evasion, thousands in the area still without power and police gear up for the weekend.

Chicago Violence
A pedestrian walks across Michigan Avenue past a Chicago police department vehicle Monday, a few blocks north of the raised bridge over the Chicago river after overnight vandalism downtown. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
Chicago Violence
A pedestrian walks across Michigan Avenue past a Chicago police department vehicle Monday, a few blocks north of the raised bridge over the Chicago river after overnight vandalism downtown. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Aug. 14, 2020

A state senator indicted for tax evasion, thousands in the area still without power and police gear up for the weekend.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot restricts overnight access downtown following days of civil unrest and looting. Public health officials warn of rising coronavirus cases across the state. Plus, local officials react to California Sen. Kamala Harris’ VP nomination.

Reset breaks down the week’s top stories in our Friday News Roundup.

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Amanda Vinicky, WTTW political correspondent