WBEZ Weekly News Recap: Oct. 29, 2021

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger announces he’s not running for reelection and Mayor Lightfoot’s budget sails through City Council.

Illinois House
In this Friday, May 23, 2014 photo, lawmakers convene on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. AP Photo
Illinois House
In this Friday, May 23, 2014 photo, lawmakers convene on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. AP Photo

WBEZ Weekly News Recap: Oct. 29, 2021

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger announces he’s not running for reelection and Mayor Lightfoot’s budget sails through City Council.

Illinois politicians wrap up the fall legislative session in Springfield by repealing the state’s abortion parental notification law and passing a new Congressional map, as Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger announces he won’t seek reelection. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2022 budget sails through City Council, but she remains at odds with the police union over vaccine mandates.

Reset goes behind the headlines on the Weekly News Recap.

GUESTS: Heather Cherone, political reporter for WTTW News

Dave McKinney, WBEZ state politics reporter