State Week: Ald. Burke Arrested, Legislative Session Preview

Originally published on January 4, 2019 1:29 pm

Chicago Ald. Ed Burke is accused of using his position to steer business to his law firm. The city's longest-serving alderman has ties across government in Illinois and the city — will there be other shoes to drop?

And the 101st Illinois General Assembly convenes next week, and marijuana legalization, infrastructure spending, and gambling are expected to be high on the agenda.

Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler, Brian Mackey and Daisy Contreras, along with their NPR Illinois colleague Jaclyn Driscoll.


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