WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: April 30, 2021

A Daley alderman comes under indictment, Illinois loses a Congressional seat, Chicago loosens COVID restrictions and police come under fire for another fatal shooting.

Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson
Chicago Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson in a file photo on the day he took oath for office, May 18, 2015, in Chicago. Thompson was indicted on federal charges of tax evasion and lying to federal authorities. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson
Chicago Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson in a file photo on the day he took oath for office, May 18, 2015, in Chicago. Thompson was indicted on federal charges of tax evasion and lying to federal authorities. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: April 30, 2021

A Daley alderman comes under indictment, Illinois loses a Congressional seat, Chicago loosens COVID restrictions and police come under fire for another fatal shooting.

Feds indict two more politicians for corruption…an ex-alderman and one current alderman from the Daley dynasty- nephew of one mayor and grandson of another. Video released of another fatal shooting by Chicago police renews calls for foot pursuit reform and Illinois loses a Congressional seat. Plus, as the weather warms, the city loosens COVID restrictions, in hopes for a return toward a normal summer.

GUEST: Paris Schutz, co-anchor and political correspondent for WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” and Manny Ramos, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.