WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 1, 2018

WBEZ reporter Dave McKinney, John Chase of the Better Government Association, and NPR reporter Cheryl Corley
WBEZ reporter Dave McKinney, John Chase of the Better Government Association, and NPR reporter Cheryl Corley on June 1, 2018 Jason Marck / WBEZ
WBEZ reporter Dave McKinney, John Chase of the Better Government Association, and NPR reporter Cheryl Corley
WBEZ reporter Dave McKinney, John Chase of the Better Government Association, and NPR reporter Cheryl Corley on June 1, 2018 Jason Marck / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 1, 2018

President Trump says he may commute the sentence of disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.

There’s a budget — an on-time budget for once — in Springfield where lawmakers also finally passed the Equal Rights Amendment.

Meanwhile in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed free full-day pre-K for all, and a series of public hearings is underway on civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department.

Those are just a few of the big local and state stories we’re tackling in our this week’s Friday News Roundup.

As always, Morning Shift has put together a great panel of journalists to break it all down for you.

GUESTS: Dave McKinney, WBEZ state politics reporter

John Chase, deputy director of investigations at the Better Government Association, co-author of the 2012 book Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself Out Of The Governor’s Office And Into Prison

Cheryl Corley, NPR correspondent based in Chicago

LEARN MORE: Trump Says He’s Considering Commuting Sentence Of Imprisoned Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (Chicago Tribune 5/31/18)

Illinois House Approves Budget, Rauner Says He’ll Approve (Chicago Tribune 5/31/18)

Illinois Becomes 37th State To Ratify The Federal ERA (AP 5/30/18)

Chicago Debates If Civilian Groups Should Oversee Police

(NPR 5/28/18)