WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: July 13, 2018

Friday News Roundup
In our Friday News Roundup, we break down the biggest Chicago and Illinois stories of the week. WBEZ Staff / WBEZ
Friday News Roundup
In our Friday News Roundup, we break down the biggest Chicago and Illinois stories of the week. WBEZ Staff / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: July 13, 2018

A Cook County Forest Preserve District police officer resigned this week after he was caught on video ignoring a woman’s calls for help.

The Justice Department told Congress it is reinvestigating Emmett Till’s 1955 slaying after receiving “new information.”

Meanwhile, State Rep. Christian Mitchell was named the Interim Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Illinois.

Those are just a few of the criminal justice and politics stories the Morning Shift breaks down in this week’s Friday News Roundup.

GUESTS: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Forbes contributor

LEARN MORE: ‘New information’ prompts US to reopen Emmett Till case (Associated Press 7/13/18)

Man caught on video confronting woman over Puerto Rico shirt charged with felony hate crime (Chicago Tribune 7/13/18)

State Rep. Named Interim Director of Democratic Party of Illinois (NBC Chicago 7/10/18)

Illinois governor profits off ICE detention center contracts (Politico 7/10/18)