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

A former state senator pleads guilty to federal tax evasion. Illinois braces for budget cuts. Plus, aldermen reject efforts to defund police

Gov. JB Pritzker appears at a news conference in Springfield
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker appears at a news conference on May 22, 2020, in Springfield. The Democrat says Illinois is facing a $6.5 billion in losses during the pandemic, and the state could face 5% in cuts if Congress doesn't help. Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool
Gov. JB Pritzker appears at a news conference in Springfield
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker appears at a news conference on May 22, 2020, in Springfield. The Democrat says Illinois is facing a $6.5 billion in losses during the pandemic, and the state could face 5% in cuts if Congress doesn't help. Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool

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

A former state senator pleads guilty to federal tax evasion. Illinois braces for budget cuts. Plus, aldermen reject efforts to defund police

Contract negotiations continue between the Chicago Police union and members of the Lightfoot administration. Governor JB Pritzker warns of statewide budget cuts if Congress fails to act on coronavirus relief. Plus, a former state senator pleads guilty to federal tax evasion.

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GUESTS: A.D. Quig, government and politics reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business

Tony Arnold, WBEZ state politics reporter