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The Week in Review: Rauner Cleans House After Budget Veto Override

In the wake of a budget deal in Springfield, a staff shakeup in the Rauner administration. State Rep. Steve Andersson is deposed as GOP floor leader. The state’s credit rating is still on shaky ground despite S&P bumping Illinois up a notch, and the battle continues over school funding bill SB1.

Locally, big layoffs are predicted after Cook County’s soda tax is blocked in court. The Chicago Sun-Times has new owners, led by former Ald. Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor. And big changes ahead for Lake Shore Drive.

In sports, a major crosstown trade as Cubs get Sox pitching ace Jose Quintana.


Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio
Amanda Vinicky, WTTW Chicago Tonight
Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business
Danny Ecker, Crain’s Chicago Business

The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Schutz and guests discuss the lack of response from Gov. Bruce Rauner to recent flooding around the state. 

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