WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 15, 2019

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 15, 2019

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A divided Chicago City Council voted to approve two of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pet projects this week — the $6 billion Lincoln Yards development project and the $95 million police and fire training facility on the West Side.

Local universities are grappling with the limits of free speech on campus. Plus, the April 2 mayoral runoff is less than three weeks away.

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

GUESTS: Kate Grossman, WBEZ senior education editor

Mick Dumke, reporter and columnist at ProPublica Illinois

Lorraine Forte, Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member

LEARN MORE: Side-by-Side: Lori Lightfoot And Toni Preckwinkle’s Plans For Chicago (Chicago Sun-Times 3/13/19)

Lincoln Yards approved 33-14 as aldermen get personal during debate (The Daily Line (3/13/19)

Emanuel pushes plan to spend $95M on new police, fire training academy through divided City Council (The Daily Line 3/13/19)

Local Universities Grapple With Limits Of Free Speech (WBEZ 3/13/19)