Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot meets with Ivanka Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Duckworth and others in Washington, D.C. Gov. JB Pritzker announces details for his plan to legalize recreational marijuana. And—surprise!—Illinois finds $1.5 billion in the couch cushions.
It’s another newsy week in Chicago and Illinois, and Morning Shift’s Friday News Roundup breaks down the top stories to catch up on.
GUEST: Tony Arnold, WBEZ state politics reporter
Tina Sfondeles, political reporter, Chicago Sun-Times
Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ Cook County politics reporter
Lori Lightfoot answers questions, gets advice on Chicago’s crime problems on D.C. tour (Chicago Tribune 5/8)
Illinois Finds $1.5 Billion in Budget Money (WTTW 5/8)
‘Disturbing’ DCFS audit shows spike in child abuse cases (Chicago Sun-Times 5/7)