WBEZ Weekly News Recap, August 6, 2021

Pritzker announces a statewide schools mask mandate, Cubs move closer to a sports betting building and the latest on the cannabis lottery.

A pre-K student wears a mask and sits behind a plastic shield
A pre-K student wears a mask at Dawes Elementary School on Jan. 11, 2021 on the first day back to in-person learning. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
A pre-K student wears a mask and sits behind a plastic shield
A pre-K student wears a mask at Dawes Elementary School on Jan. 11, 2021 on the first day back to in-person learning. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

WBEZ Weekly News Recap, August 6, 2021

Pritzker announces a statewide schools mask mandate, Cubs move closer to a sports betting building and the latest on the cannabis lottery.

Restaurants, bars and employers are requiring vaccinations as daily COVID cases top 3,000. Plus, former Illinois Governor and convicted felon Rod Blagojevich files a lawsuit challenging the ban on his right to run for office again.

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

Tom McNamee, Chicago Sun-Times editorial page editor