The Week in Review: Pritzker Enters Race for Governor

Billionaire J.B. Pritzker officially announces he's joining the crowded field of Democratic candidates who want to take on Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018. The U.S. Senate uses the so-called "nuclear option" to advance President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

The Chicago Teachers Union decides not to vote on a one-day strike. Democrats in Springfield push a stopgap spending bill to fund struggling state universities.

Rival power companies warn of layoffs and plant closures after a controversial Exelon bailout from state lawmakers.

And baseball season gets underway as the Cubs take their opening series from the Cardinals and the delay-plagued White Sox split two games with the Tigers. 

Those stories and more with Paris Schutz and guests:

Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune
Brandis Friedman, Chicago Tonight
Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business
Amanda Vinicky, Chicago Tonight

The conversation continues

In this week’s exclusive web-extra video, Schutz and guesets discuss police consent decrees and U.S. airstrikes against Syria.


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