WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Dec. 18, 2020

Illinois begins vaccinating health care workers. CPS moves forward with reopening plans. Plus, video of a botched police raid sparks outrage.

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In this Sunday, March 15, 2020 file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Teresa Crawford / AP Photo
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In this Sunday, March 15, 2020 file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Teresa Crawford / AP Photo

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Dec. 18, 2020

Illinois begins vaccinating health care workers. CPS moves forward with reopening plans. Plus, video of a botched police raid sparks outrage.

Illinois health care workers receive the first doses of the emergency COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer. Mayor Lori Lightfoot apologizes to a Black social worker who was mistreated during a botched police raid on her home. President-elect Joe Biden nominates Pete Buttigieg as his transportation chief. Plus, lawmakers abruptly drop a House investigation into embattled Speaker Michael Madigan.

Reset breaks down the week’s top stories in our Friday News Roundup with host Sasha-Ann Simons.

GUESTS: Dawn Rhodes, senior editor at Block Club Chicago

Paris Schutz, WTTW political correspondent and host

Editor’s note: During the live conversation a guest made an incorrect statement about the infamous Tuskegee Experiment. We edited that statement out for factual clarity.