WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Jan 29, 2021

Chicago moves closer to a teacher’s strike. Illinois ramps up vaccination efforts. Plus, aldermen meet for the first time in 2021.

Janice Jackson
Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson tour Zoom classrooms at an empty Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy of Social Justice, on Sept. 8, 2020. On Thursday, she joined WBEZ Reset to discuss the school district's reopening plans. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson tour Zoom classrooms at an empty Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy of Social Justice, on Sept. 8, 2020. On Thursday, she joined WBEZ Reset to discuss the school district's reopening plans. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Jan 29, 2021

Chicago moves closer to a teacher’s strike. Illinois ramps up vaccination efforts. Plus, aldermen meet for the first time in 2021.

The Chicago Teachers Union prepares for a potential strike over school reopening plans. City Council approves protections for undocumented immigrants in the first meeting of 2021. Plus, Illinois receives a $43 million federal grant to ramp up its COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

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

GUESTS: Becky Vevea, WBEZ city politics reporter

Brandis Friedman, WTTW co-anchor and correspondent; host of Chicago Tonight: Black Voices