WBEZ’s Illinois And Chicago News Roundup: Jan. 15, 2020

The House votes to impeach President Trump. Mike Madigan’s reign as speaker comes to an end. Plus, lawmakers pass a sweeping police reform bill.

Michael Madigan
Then-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, at the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Springfield. Seth Perlman / Associated Press
Michael Madigan
Then-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, at the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Springfield. Seth Perlman / Associated Press

WBEZ’s Illinois And Chicago News Roundup: Jan. 15, 2020

The House votes to impeach President Trump. Mike Madigan’s reign as speaker comes to an end. Plus, lawmakers pass a sweeping police reform bill.

Congress votes to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. After nearly four decades in power, Michael Madigan passes the speaker’s gavel to Illinois Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch. President-elect Joe Biden unveils a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan. Plus, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls on the governor to allow indoor dining and drinking.

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GUESTS: Amanda Vinicky, WTTW political correspondent

David Greising, president of the Better Government Association