WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Feb. 22, 2019

Friday News Roundup 2/22/19
WGN's Tahman Bradley, NPR's Cheryl Corley and Paris Schutz of WTTW join this week's Friday News Roundup. Jason Marck / WBEZ
Friday News Roundup 2/22/19
WGN's Tahman Bradley, NPR's Cheryl Corley and Paris Schutz of WTTW join this week's Friday News Roundup. Jason Marck / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Feb. 22, 2019

Gov. JB Pritzker gave his first budget address on the House floor in Springfield.

Empire star Jussie Smollett turned himself into police after being accused of staging a fake hate crime. And the race for Chicago’s next mayor is heating up with Election Day around the corner.

Those are just a few of the biggest local news stories Morning Shift discussed on this week’s Friday News Roundup.

GUESTS: Cheryl Corley, NPR correspondent based in Chicago

Paris Schutz, WTTW political correspondent and host

Tahman Bradley, WGN-TV anchor and political reporter

LEARN MORE: Pritkzer’s ‘Austere’ Budget Relies on Pension Plan, New Taxes (WTTW 2/20/19)

Lincoln Yards takes a major step forward (Crain’s Chicago Business 2/19/19)

‘Mr. Smollett is the one that orchestrated this crime,’ Johnson says (Chicago Sun-Times 2/21/19)

In a final televised Chicago mayoral debate, state Comptroller Susana Mendoza goes on offense again (Chicago Tribune 2/18/19)