WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 28, 2019

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 28, 2019
Journalists Patrick Smith and Heather Cherone join the Morning Shift for WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup on June 28, 2019. Jason Marck / WBEZ
WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 28, 2019
Journalists Patrick Smith and Heather Cherone join the Morning Shift for WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup on June 28, 2019. Jason Marck / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: June 28, 2019

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot irks some activists.

SCOTUS rules on gerrymandering and the census. Plus, recreational pot, a DNA backlog and much more.

Those are just a few of the stories the Morning Shift breaks down on our Friday News Roundup.

GUESTS: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

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

LEARN MORE: Lightfoot Names Two More $165K-A-Year Deputy Mayors For Public Safety, Infrastructure (Chicago Sun-Times 6/25/19)

Increased DNA Technology Leads To Useless DNA, More Testing And Bigger Backlog (WBEZ 6/25/19)

U.S. Supreme Court Decision That Puts Partisan Gerrymandering ‘Beyond Reach’ Of Federal Courts A Win For Illinois Democrats (Chicago Tribune 6/27/19)

Illinois Becomes 11th State To Allow Recreational Marijuana (AP 6/26/19)