WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: July 12, 2019

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: July 12, 2019
WBEZ's Chip Mitchell, freelancer Kim Bellware and Fernando Diaz of the Chicago Reporter join this week's Friday News Roundup. Jason Marck / WBEZ
WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: July 12, 2019
WBEZ's Chip Mitchell, freelancer Kim Bellware and Fernando Diaz of the Chicago Reporter join this week's Friday News Roundup. Jason Marck / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: July 12, 2019

There’s an alligator living in the Humboldt Park Lagoon. While you were on #GatorWatch2019, what news did you miss this week?

Morning Shift breaks down the biggest local news stories of the week in our Friday News Roundup with Jenn White.

GUESTS: Kim Bellware, Chicago-based freelance reporter

Chip Mitchell, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

Fernando Diaz, editor and publisher of the Chicago Reporter

LEARN MORE: As ICE raids loom, Mayor Lightfoot vows to protect Chicago’s immigrant population (Curbed Chicago 7/11/19)

Lightfoot condemns Carrie Austin’s overspending but won’t strip her of committee chair (Chicago Sun-Times 7/9/19)

Yes, There’s An Alligator Living In The Humboldt Park Lagoon … And Chicago Is Cheering It On (Block Club Chicago 7/9/19)