WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Jan. 8, 2020

Pro-Trump extremists storm the U.S. Capitol. Democrats regain control of the Senate. Plus, Illinois surpasses 1 million cases of COVID-19.

A rioter carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses.
A rioter carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses.
A rioter carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses.
A rioter carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses.

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Jan. 8, 2020

Pro-Trump extremists storm the U.S. Capitol. Democrats regain control of the Senate. Plus, Illinois surpasses 1 million cases of COVID-19.

A day after inciting a mob in Washington, President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledges that Joe Biden won the election. Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win Georgia’s Senate seats, securing a Democratic majority in the chamber. Plus, Illinois surpasses 1 million cases of the coronavirus.

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GUESTS: Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times columnist and ABC-7 political analyst

Dan Mihalopoulos, WBEZ investigative reporter on government and politics