WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: May 24, 2019

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Journalists Heather Cherone, Jen Sabella and Natalie Moore break down this week's top news stories in and around Chicago. Jason Marck / WBEZ
friday news roundup 5/24
Journalists Heather Cherone, Jen Sabella and Natalie Moore break down this week's top news stories in and around Chicago. Jason Marck / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: May 24, 2019

Lori Lightfoot had a busy first week as mayor, which included adding finding a whole new school board to her to-do list.

The spring legislative session is winding down in Springfield with plenty left to get done before it’s over. And The Atlantic got a new contributing editor including former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Those are just some of the stories we’ll break down in Morning Shift‘s Friday News Roundup.

GUESTS: Heather Cherone, reporter and managing editor for the Daily Line

Jen Sabella, founder of Block Club Chicago

Natalie Moore, WBEZ race, class and communities reporter

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Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, Schools CEO Janice Jackson Keep Jobs Under Mayor Lori Lightfoot (CBS 5/21)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot will replace entire Chicago school board (Chicago Tribune 5/23)

Rahm Emanuel becomes contributing editor for The Atlantic, ABC News contributor (Chicago Sun-Times 5/20)

Census Bureau Estimates Show Chicago Population Declining (NBC Chicago 5/23)

Nearing deadline, Pritzker’s wishlist includes taxes, gambling, marijuana and infrastructure (WGN 5/22)