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WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: June 29, 2018

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It was a big week for legal news. The Supreme Court this week finally made a ruling in the Janus vs. AFSCME case which has major implications for unions in Illinois and beyond, a Supreme Court justice announced his decision to retire, and a jury decided that Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo was justified in the 2015 shooting death of Quintonio Legrier.

In other local news, we will see a number of new laws go into effect on July 1, including a $12 minimum wage in Chicago and cursive requirements in elementary schools. Plus, it looks like the city will finally get a street named after a woman of color.

In this news roundup, Morning Shift reviews how the Janus court ruling will impact local unions, the latest news from this week’s City Council meeting, which street will get renamed after an anti-lynching crusader, and we’ll catch you up on key local stories that you might have missed during a busy week.

GUESTS:Amy Guth, host for WGN Radio

Amanda Vinicky, WTTW Chicago Tonight correspondent

Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter


Emanuel hits Rauner over Supreme Court decision, gets hit by Chicago Teachers Union(Chicago Tribune 6/28/18)

US Supreme Court gives Rauner major victory over labor, in ruling that could undercut public worker unions nationwide(Chicago Tribune 6/27/18)

Courtroom confusion: Conflicted jury verdict means no damages for LeGrier family(6/26/18)

Chicago Teachers Union Powerhouse Karen Lewis Steps Down(WBEZ 6/26)

Judge Orders Asylum-Seeking Mom Reunited with 9-Year-Old Son in Chicago(WTTW)

Chicago Minimum Wage Jumping To $12 Per Hour On Sunday(CBS)

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