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The Week in Review: High-Flying O’Hare Deal Hits Turbulence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces an $8.5 billion O’Hare expansion – but American Airlines blasts the plan, claiming the city cut a secret deal with rival carrier United.

A new poll shows J.B. Pritzker leading second-place rival Daniel Biss, and leading Gov. Bruce Rauner in a still-hypothetical match-up. Former President Barack Obama pitches a Jackson Park location for his presidential center, arguing the South Side has yet to suffer from too much development.

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner got a big break on a Chicago property deal, after Kushner regularly met at the White House with an executive at the lending company.

The Illinois House advances a bill to stop children under 12 from playing tackle football. And Loyola men’s basketball hopes to win its conference tournament this weekend in a bid for their first March Madness appearance since 1985.


Amanda Vinicky, WTTW
Bill Ruthhart, Chicago Tribune
Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business
Siafa Lewis, NBC 5 News

The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Schutz and guests discuss House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political orbit, and how the White Sox will fare this season. 

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