Criminal justice, real estate and politics were all hot beats this week in the Chicago area.
A record-breaking number of mayoral candidates filed signatures to get on the February 26th ballot.
There was contentious meeting on the future of Lincoln Yards, the more than $5 billion development coming to the North Side.
Powerful alderman Ed Burke had his City Hall office raided by federal authorities.
Meanwhile, three officers stood trial. They are accused of trying to cover up the facts of the 2014 fatal police shooting of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald.
Morning Shift talks with a panel of journalists about those stories and more.
GUESTS: Laura Washington, Sun-Times columnist, ABC 7 political analyst
Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter
Danny Ecker, Crain’s Chicago Business commercial real estate reporter