WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: Oct. 22, 2021

Legislators are back in Springfield for fall session as standoff over vaccine mandate continues between Mayor Lightfoot and police union.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, shown in this February 2021 file photo, says the city government should “lead by example” when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, shown in this February 2021 file photo, says the city government should “lead by example” when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap: Oct. 22, 2021

Legislators are back in Springfield for fall session as standoff over vaccine mandate continues between Mayor Lightfoot and police union.

Legislators are back in Springfield debating the Democratically redrawn Congressional map, abortion laws and law enforcement changes. And mourners honor Chicago civil rights icon Timuel Black.

Reset goes behind the headlines on the Weekly News Recap.

GUEST: Hannah Meisel, Illinois government and politics editor for NPR Illinois; Paris Schutz, WTTW correspondent and co-anchor of “Chicago Tonight”