WBEZ Weekly News Recap: May 28, 2021

Bills being debated in Springfield as legislative session ends. Latest on police reform in Chicago and preparing for a post pandemic summer.

Illinois redistricting maps
In this file photo from May 2011, redistricting maps are displayed during a Senate Redistricting Committee at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.. Seth Perlman / Associated Press, File Photo
Illinois redistricting maps
In this file photo from May 2011, redistricting maps are displayed during a Senate Redistricting Committee at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.. Seth Perlman / Associated Press, File Photo

WBEZ Weekly News Recap: May 28, 2021

Bills being debated in Springfield as legislative session ends. Latest on police reform in Chicago and preparing for a post pandemic summer.

Clean energy, ethics, an elected school board and marijuana expansion — COVID-19 caused a backlog of bills in Springfield. Now legislators are frantically trying to finish up the spring session by Monday’s deadline.

Reset gets an update on state legislation and finds out what’s been happening with police reform in Chicago, as well as a stalled plan to rename parts of outer Lake Shore Drive after Jean Baptiste DuSable.

GUESTS: Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune chief political reporter

Jacoby Cochran, host of City Cast Chicago