WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Jan. 4, 2019

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Jason Marck
Roundup photo
Jason Marck

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Jan. 4, 2019

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Morning Shift breaks down the biggest local stories of the week, including the bombshell news that powerful Ald. Ed Burke is facing a corruption charge.

In a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday, authorities allege that Burke attempted to extort a business owner operating in his ward on Chicago’s Southwest side.

Host Jenn White also leads a discussion about the Chicago mayor’s race and how the partial federal government shutdown is affecting Chicagoland.

GUESTS: Kim Bellware, Chicago-based freelance reporter

Becky Vevea, WBEZ city politics reporter

Kimberly Egonmwan, commentator for WVON, attorney, activist

LEARN MORE: Feds Charge Powerful Ald. Edward Burke With Corruption (Chicago Tribune 1/3/19)

Violence Against Women Act Is Part Of Government Shutdown. Advocates: What Message Does That Send? (Chicago Tribune 1/3/19)

Here’s What A Partial Government Shutdown Means For Chicago (Chicago Tribune 12/22/18)