WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: September 7, 2018


WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: September 7, 2018

When the week got started, it seemed like the biggest story would be testimony by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary committee. But at least locally, a bombshell announcement Tuesday morning quickly upended that narrative.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a brief but emotional press conference announcing that he will not seek a third term in office.

So, what does his surprise decision mean for the City of Chicago during the rest of his time in office? For his legacy? For the mayor’s race, where 11 candidates had lined up the challenge him? Ji Suk Yi of the Chicago Sun-Times hosts the Friday News Roundup and breaks down the mayoral race, the start of the trial of Jason Van Dyke and a new development on the consent decree that will soon govern the Chicago Police Department.

GUESTS: Mick Dumke, reporter and columnist ProPublica Illinois

Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times columnist

Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ reporter

LEARN MORE: With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel out of the race, other candidates recalibrate their campaigns (Chicago Tribune 9/6/18)

Was Rahm Emanuel Too Cocky For Chicago? (Chicago Sun-Times 9/4/18)

16 Shots Podcast (WBEZ, Chicago Tribune)

Full Coverage Of the Van Dyke trial (Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Agrees Officers Must Record Gun-Pointing Incidents (Associated Press 9/6/18)