WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 22, 2019

Friday News Roundup 3/22
Kimberly Egonmwan and Paris Schutz join this week's Friday News Roundup with Jenn White. Stephanie Kim / WBEZ
Friday News Roundup 3/22
Kimberly Egonmwan and Paris Schutz join this week's Friday News Roundup with Jenn White. Stephanie Kim / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 22, 2019

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Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle are racking up key endorsements from newspapers and celebrities ahead of the April 2 runoff election.

Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of wire fraud. Meanwhile, the Illinois Supreme Court denied the state’s request to order a re-do of Jason Van Dyke’s 81-month prison sentence.

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

GUESTS: Paris Schutz, WTTW political correspondent and host

Kimberly Egonmwan, attorney and commentator for WVON

LEARN MORE: Cochran scheduled — again — to plead guilty, set to become 30th alderman convicted of corruption since 1973 (Daily Line 3/21/19)

Chance the Rapper endorses Toni Preckwinkle for Chicago mayor (WGN 3/21/19)

Lori Lightfoot’s sexuality targeted in flyers as she picks up union endorsements (ABC-7 3/18/19)

O’Hare overhaul begins with kickoff of international terminal expansion (Chicago Sun-Times 3/20/19)