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WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: Feb. 15, 2019

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Campaign donations and endorsements are rolling in for some mayoral candidates in upcoming Feb. 26 municipal election. 

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul starts his term with a challenge to former Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke’s prison sentence. 

Amazon ditches plans to build New York headquarters, and the Cubs are partnering with Sinclair Broadcast Group to launch a new TV network.

Those are just a few of the big local stories Morning Shift tackles in this week’s Friday News Roundup with host Jenn White.

GUESTS:Heather Cherone, managing editor and city hall reporter at The Daily Line

Mary Ann Ahern, NBC-5 Chicago political reporter

Paris Schutz, WTTW political correspondent

LEARN MORE: Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times Announce Endorsements in Mayors Race (NBC-5 Chicago 2/13/19)

Van Dyke’s sentence challenged by attorney general, special prosecutor(Chicago Sun-Times 2/11/19)

Amazon drops New York City as one of its new HQ2 sites, will instead grow tech hubs — one of which is in Chicago(Chicago Tribune 2/14/19)

Lake Shore Drive emergency hints at larger infrastructure problems(Crain’s Chicago Business 2/11/19)

Prosecutors Are Moving to Indict R. Kelly, After the Discovery of Another Videotape (New Yorker, 2/14)

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