WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: August 31, 2018

Friday News Roundup Aug. 31
Journalists Kim Bellware, Heather Cherone and Lorraine Forte join this week's Friday News Roundup. Jason Marck / WBEZ
Friday News Roundup Aug. 31
Journalists Kim Bellware, Heather Cherone and Lorraine Forte join this week's Friday News Roundup. Jason Marck / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: August 31, 2018

In this week’s Friday News Roundup, host Jenn White breaks down the biggest news stories of the week, including Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s trial, former President Barack Obama’s visit to Chicago and construction on Lake Shore Drive.

GUESTS: Lorraine Forte, Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member

Heather Cherone, managing editor and city hall reporter at The Daily Line

Kim Bellware, Chicago-based freelance reporter

LEARN MORE: A Presidential Surprise: Obama Turns Up At Chicago School (WBEZ 8/28/18)

President Obama shares the vision of the Presidential Center (YouTube 8/28/18)

Chicagoans Spend More Than A Year Of Their Lives Getting To And From Work, Report Says (Block Club Chicago 8/29/18)

Prosecutors seek to jail Van Dyke for Chicago Tribune interview days before trial (Chicago Tribune8/30/18)