WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: July 27, 2018

Friday News Roundup July 27, 2018
Jenn White hosts the Friday News Roundup with (from left) Heather Cherone of The Daily Line and Kyra Kyles, former editor-in-chief at Ebony and Mick Dumke of ProPublica Illinois. Jason Marck/WBEZ / WBEZ
Friday News Roundup July 27, 2018
Jenn White hosts the Friday News Roundup with (from left) Heather Cherone of The Daily Line and Kyra Kyles, former editor-in-chief at Ebony and Mick Dumke of ProPublica Illinois. Jason Marck/WBEZ / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: July 27, 2018

A Chicago Police officer fatally shot 24-year-old Maurice Granton last month and video released Wednesday challenges the department’s account of the incident, according to attorneys for the family.

The Chicago City Council voted to rename Congress Parkway in honor of journalist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and Ald. Ricardo Munoz introduced an ordinance centered on CPD's gang database.

Plus, Chicago-based newspaper giant Tronc cut 50 percent of the New York Daily News staff.

Those are just of few of the stories we break down in this week’s Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.

GUESTS: Mick Dumke, reporter and columnist at ProPublica Illinois

Kyra Kyles, former editor-in-chief of Ebony

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