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WBEZ’s Chicago and Illinois News Roundup: July 5, 2019

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Presidential candidates have been flying into Chicago, seeking support from local politicians. The city sees a violent Fourth of July holiday, and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is going head-to-head with the head of the police union.

Those are just a few of the week’s top local stories the Morning Shift breaks down on our Friday News Roundup.

GUESTS: Monica Davey, Chicago bureau chief for The New York Times

Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times columnist, ABC 7 political analyst

David Greising, president and CEO of the Better Government Association


33 shot, 3 fatally, in 4th of July weekend gun violence across Chicago(ABC7 7/5)

‘This is an American problem’: Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg addresses systemic racism in Chicago speech(Chicago Tribune 7/2/19)

More than 1,500 Chicago cops to hit the streets to prevent Fourth of July weekend violence(Chicago Sun-Times 7/3/19)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot offers CPS teachers a ‘significant’ 14% pay raise, But the union says her proposal is ‘not what it seems’(Chicago Tribune 7/3/19)

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