Joel Weisman and guests discuss the week's news: Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk pulls his support of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling Trump's attacks on Hispanics, women and the disabled un-American and un-presidential. Political bickering intensifies over the state’s ongoing budget stalemate as Moody’s and S&P downgrade Illinois’ credit rating.
Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel scrambles to craft a property tax rebate before his historic property tax hike hits. Emanuel also tries a last-minute play with the Friends of the Parks to keep the Lucas Museum in Chicago.
And the Cubs soar as the White Sox continue to sink.
The conversation continues in our exclusive web video. This week, Joel Weisman and guests look at the release of former Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy’s emails ordered by a judge under a Freedom of Information Act request by the Chicago Tribune. And the Chicago Police Department hires former television broadcaster Robin Robinson as a media relations consultant for $150,000.