WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: May 14, 2021

Illinois in next-to-last phase of COVID reopening. More fans soon allowed in Chicago stadiums and Northwestern’s Athletic Director resigns.

Wrigley stadium
Thousands of fans of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox will get to see their teams play in person this season. Courtesy of Flickr
Wrigley stadium
Thousands of fans of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox will get to see their teams play in person this season. Courtesy of Flickr

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: May 14, 2021

Illinois in next-to-last phase of COVID reopening. More fans soon allowed in Chicago stadiums and Northwestern’s Athletic Director resigns.

Illinois’ one step closer to being fully reopened. Blackhawks and Wildcats face sexual harassment controversies, while Cubs and Sox announce they’ll soon increase capacity to 60% at baseball stadiums, with special sections for vaccinated fans. We’ll also ponder the expected appointment of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel as Ambassador to Japan.

Reset goes behind the week’s headlines.

GUESTS: Greg Hinz, political writer for Crain’s Chicago Business and Joan Esposito, afternoon host at WCPT AM 820.