WBEZ Weekly News Recap: May 21, 2021

Hedge fund takes ownership of Chicago Tribune and we’ll look at how the Lightfoot administration’s doing on the Mayor’s 2-year anniversary.

Chicago Tribune and other newspapers are displayed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
In this Monday, April 25, 2016, file photo, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers are displayed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, one of the country’s largest newspaper chains, approved a takeover by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Associated Press
Chicago Tribune and other newspapers are displayed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
In this Monday, April 25, 2016, file photo, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers are displayed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, one of the country’s largest newspaper chains, approved a takeover by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Associated Press

WBEZ Weekly News Recap: May 21, 2021

Hedge fund takes ownership of Chicago Tribune and we’ll look at how the Lightfoot administration’s doing on the Mayor’s 2-year anniversary.

A controversial hedge fund takes ownership of the Chicago Tribune. Two journalists give us their thoughts on Mayor Lightfoot’s new media policy and we’ll also discuss how the Lightfoot administration’s doing on the Mayor’s 2-year anniversary.

Reset goes behind the headlines in our Weekly News Recap with host Sasha-Ann Simons.

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

David Greising, president of the Better Government Association