Chicago Week in Review full episode: July 19, 2019

Chicago Week in Review full episode: July 19, 2019


[♪♪♪]>>GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “THE WEEK IN REVIEW” I’M PARIS SCHUTZ THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON THIS SWELTERING FRIDAY EVENING. COURTS.>>FOUR COPS ACCUSED OF COVERING UP FOR JASON ERVIN IN THE SHOOTING OF — JASON VAN DYKE INTO THE SHOOTING OF LAQUAN McDONALD ARE RELEASED FROM THE POLICE BOARD. BRENDT CHRISTENSEN IS SENTENCED FOR THE KILLING OF YINGYING ZHANG AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. R. KELLY HELD WITHOUT BOND AFTER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE GIRLS. HE FACES MORE CHARGES IN NEW YORK. MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT AND TONI PRECKWINKLE STEP UP THE FEUD OVER CITY VIOLENCE. CHICAGO OVERCOME WITH HEAT AND HUMIDITY. AND IN SPORTS…>>DEEP AND IT IS GONE! ON THE GRANDSLAM BY RIZZO.>>THE CUBS TAKE A COMFORTABLE LEAD IN THE CENTRAL DIVISION.>>CUBS WIN.>>JOINING US ARE HEATHER CHERONE OF THE DAILY LINE. GREGORY PRATT OF THE “CHICAGO TRIBUNE”. LAURA WASHINGTON OF THE “CHICAGO-SUN TIMES” AND ABC7 NEWS AND EXAVIER POPE OF FORBES.COM. LET’S GET RIGHT INTO IT. HEATHER CHERONE WITH THIS FIRING OF FOUR COPS ACCUSED OF LYING OR FALSIFYING STATEMENTS IN LAQUAN McDONALD CASE, IS THIS THE END OF EVERYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH LAQUAN McDONALD? AT LEAST THE LEGAL WRANGLINGS?>>IT MAY BE. THIS IS JUST A CASE THAT HAS REVERBERATED FOR REALLY YEARS. AND I WOULDN’T EXPECT THE POLITICAL RAMIFFCATIONS TO END ANYTIME SOON. WE’RE STILL LOOKING FOR A NEW POLICE CONTRACT. THE CONSENT DECREE THAT IS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE DEATH OF LAQUAN McDONALD IS JUST NOW GOING INTO EFFECT. WHILE THESE OFFICERS MAY HAVE BEEN FIRED BY THE POLICE BOARD I THINK THERE’S FALLOUT STILL TO COME.>>GREGORY PRATT THERE WAS A CASE WHERE OTHER OFFICERS WITH ACQUITTED BASICALLY OF COVERING UP. WHY WERE THESE OFFICERS FOUND AT LEAST GUILTY ENOUGH TO BE FIRED?>>WELL, THAT IS A DIFFERENT STANDARD, RIGHT? THERE’S THE COOK COUNTY COURT AND THEN THERE’S WHERE OFFICERS ARE RARELY IF EVER FOUND GUILTY OF CRIMES AND THEN THE POLICE BOARD. AND FOR THE POLICE BOARD, THE POLITICS OF THAT ARE TOO HARD. THE LAQUAN McDONALD CASE CHANGED EVERYTHING. AT SOME POINT THIS IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO REVERBERATE MAYBE LEGALLY IT’S OVER. WHO KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS. BUT THE POLITICS CONTINUE WE WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WHICH LORI LIGHTFOOT SAID SHE IS FOR.>>AND THERE ARE A COUPLE PROPOSALS ON THAT. LAURA WASHINGTON IS THIS RESULT GOING TO SATISFY THE COMMUNITY THAT HAS BEEN SO UPSET ON SOME OF THE RESULTS HERE?>>NO, I DON’T THINK SO. I THINK THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN UPSET FOR A LONGTIME AND UNHAPPY ABOUT THE JASON VAN DYKE SENTENCE. AND MANY PEOPLE SEE THIS AS A MONIKER OF JUSTICE AND MAYBE SETTING THE STAGE IN THE HOW POLICE OFFICERS WHO DO WRONG ARE TREATED. IT IS RARE FOR A POLICE OFFICER TO GET CONVICTED OF A CRIME IN COOK COUNTY AND FIRED. AND REMEMBER THE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT, EDDIE JOHNSON RECOMMENDED THAT THE FIRINGS HAPPEN. SO IT MAY CANDIDATE THAT THERE IS — INDICATE THAT IT’S NOT GOING TOBIES AS USUAL IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.>>DO YOU THINK IT’S LASTING CHANGE?>>BUT IT IS NOT OVER. THE OFFICERS CAN APPEAL THROUGH THE COURT DECISION IN TERMS OF THIS DECISION BY THE POLICE BOARD. THIS IS A SEMINOLE TIME IN OUR CITY. AND I THINK THIS SENDS A MESSAGE THAT IF YOU ARE THAT COP, THEN YOU WILL BE PAYING THE COST. AND WHEN WE COME BACK YOU SEE THE WRANGLINGS BETWEEN TONI PRECKWINKLE AND LORI LIGHTFOOT OUR MAYOR THAT THAT IS GOING TO PUT THAT RIGHT FRONT AND CENTER IN TERMS OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.>>BECAUSE YOUR POINT ABOUT THAT IS WELL TAKEN BECAUSE THERE IS AN ISSUE OF THE CODE OF SCIENCE WHICH TONI PRECKWINKLE MADE AN ISSUE OF AND SAID EDDIE JOHNSON WOULD NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THAT. HE SAYS HE HAS. BUT THERE IS CULTURAL RESISTANCE IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.>>THE UNION IS SAYING THE DECISION SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE POLICE BOARD AND GO TO ARBITRATION.>>THEY WANT TO TAKE IT TO COURT. THEY WANT A JUDGE TO RULE THAT THE POLICE BOARD ACTED INAPPROPRIATELY OR CONSIDERED EVIDENCE THAT THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE. AND THEY HAVE EVER RIGHT TO DO THAT. THAT IS PROVIDED UNDER THEIR CONTRACT WITH THE CITY. THE REAL FIGHT IS GOING TO BE WHAT THE NEXT CONTRACT LOOKS LIKE. THE POLICE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITHOUT A CONTRACT FOR TWO FULL YEARS NOW. AND THERE’S GOING TO BE HUGE PRESSURE ON LORI LIGHTFOOT TO PUT TOGETHER A CONTRACT THAT UPS THESE PENALTIES FOR BAD COPS. SO THEY CAN BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR BAD BEHAVIOR.>>GREGORY PRATT DO YOU SEE ANY SCENARIO WHERE THE TWO SIDES WILL AGREE ON A LABOR CONTRACT?>>WELL, THEY WILL HAVE TO AT SOME POINT. BUT IT IS A FASCINATING THING BECAUSE THERE’S CORE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO POLICE OFFICERS LIKE PAY, THEIR SAFETY, THEIR MENTAL HEALTH AND BENEFITS. AND THEN YOU HAVE AN ACTIVIST POLICE LEADERSHIP THAT IS POLICE UNION LEADERSHIP WHICH IS RIGHT-WING, THEY ARE — I DON’T KNOW THAT THEY — THEY MAY NOT BELIEVE POLICE MISCONDUCT EXISTS.>>THEY HAVE TAKEN AND US AGAINST THE WORLD ATTITUDE IN THIS CLIMATE THAT EVERYBODY IS AGAINST THEM AND THEY HAVE DUG IN THEIR HEELS.>>R. KELLY HAS DUG IN HIS HEELS ON A DEFENSE BUT IS FACING FEDERAL CHARGES IS THIS THE END OF THE ROAD FOR R. KELLY?>>MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE HE IS NOT GOING TO STEP OUT OF JAIL. HE WAS NOT ALLOWED TO BOND OUT ON THE MOST RECENT CHARGES. AND THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE VICTIMS WAITING TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIM. THE OTHER SIDE ALLEGES THEY HAVE MAYBE FOUR INCRIMINATING TAPES. IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE A LONG HAUL.>>AND HE HAS TO AAPPEAR IN NEW YORK FOR ANOTHER ARRAIGNMENT.>>HE IS ACCUSED OF BRINGING UNDERAGE GIRLS TO NEW YORK FOR ILLICIT SEXUAL CONTACT. WE LEARNED THE VICTIM IN THE 2008 TRIAL IS APPARENTLY COOPERATING WITH AUTHORITIES AND OF COURSE SHE TESTIFIED THAT IT WASN’T HER AND SHE WASN’T INVOLVED AND THAT R. KELLY HAD NOT DONE ANYTHING WRONG. AND I THINK IF THERE’S LASTING LEGACY OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT THAT CHANGE IS PERHAPS EMBLEMATIC OF IT.>>AND HE IS ACCUSED OF PAYING THESE PEOPLE FOR THEIR SILENCE.>>ABSOLUTELY. PART OF THE YOUNG LADY WHO DID NOT TESTIFY IN 2008 WHAT DOES SHE KNOW? AND THEY TALK ABOUT THE VICTIM IS COERCING OTHER YOUNG GIRLS TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS THAT MAY BE PART OF THIS WHAT DOES SHE KNOW AND OTHER PEOPLE IS CONNECTED TO.>>HOW DO THE FEDERAL CHARGES DIFFER FROM WHAT KIM FOXX BROUGHT?>>PART OF THE FEDERAL CHARGES DEAL WITH IS THE ALLEGATION THAT THEY MORE OR LESS FIXED THE CASE IN 2008 WHICH WAS JUST THE UNDERLIEYING SEX OFFENSES AND THEY WERE OBSTRUCTING AND MESSING WITH THAT AND IT’S STAGGERING TO THINK ABOUT AFTER 11 YEARS WE’RE FINDING OUT THAT WHAT PEOPLE SUSPECTED THEY DID HIT-AND-RUNKY STUFF TO GET THAT RESULT AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN MOLESTED IF THEY HAD GOTTEN IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.>>IS KIM FOXX GOING TO HAVE TO FOLD HER CASE INTO THE FEDERAL CASE OR ACQUIESCE? OR ARE THE CASES GOING TO GO FORWARD?>>THE FEDERAL CASE IS ON THE EAST COAST, DIFFERENT JURISDICTION. IN GENERAL, IF YOU ARE IN THE SAME JURISDICTION, THE STATE’S ATTORNEY WOULD WORK WITH OR COOPERATE, YOU SAW THAT HAPPEN WITH THE LACK WILL BE CASE. — LAQUAN McDONALD CASE. THE LAQUAN McDONALD HAD TO BE PROSECUTED BEFORE THE OTHER OFFICERS. SO THE SAME PRINCIPLE WOULD OPERATE HERE.>>THE FEDS ARE BETTER AT WHAT THEY DO THAN LOCALS ARE.>>MORE RESOURCES.>>AND THEY ARE BETTER AND HAVE MORE RESOURCES AND YOU HAVE TWO FEDS IN THE CASE. THEY MAY BRING IT BUT I DON’T KNOW THAT THAT IS NECESSARY.>>AND I WOULD NOT BE REMISS IF WE DON’T PAY HOMAGE TO JIMDER GOTTIES WHO HAD A ROLE IN KEEPING THE HEAT ON AND GETTING THE WOMEN TO COME FORWARD.>>A JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS FORMER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE DIES HE IS A CHICAGO NATIVE. LAURA WASHINGTON WHAT IS HIS LASTING LEGACY ON THE SUPREME COURT?>>WELL, HE WAS CONSIDERED A FAIR ABOVE ALL FAIRNESS. HIS FATHER HAD BEEN UNJUSTLY CONVICTED WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG MAN AND THAT COLORED HIS VIEW OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. MY FAVORITE THING IS THAT HE IS A SOUTH SIDER BUT HE WAS A CUBS FAN LIKE ME. SO HE –>>HE WAS AT THE GAME THAT BABE RUTH ALLEGEDLY CALLED HIS SHOT. AND SAID IN A PIECE THAT HE RETAINED HIS LOVE OF THE CHICAGO CUBS AND CHICAGO SPORTS. HEATHER CHERONE WE ARE ALL CHICAGO NATIVES HERE. WHAT DOES HE MEAN TO THE LEGACY OF CHICAGO?>>WELL, WHAT IS INTERESTING IS THAT PRESIDENT GERALD FORD WHO APPOINTED HIM SAID HE WOULD BE GLAD TO BE REMEMBERED FOR NOTHING ELSE THAN APPOINTING HIM TO THE SUPREME COURT AND THAT SPEAKS TO HIS LASTING LEGACY LEADING THE LIBERAL WING OF THE COURT THAT IS NO LONGER [INAUDIBLE]>>HE SAID HE DID NOT CHANGE HE FELT THE COURT MOVED?>>EXACTLY. HIS LASTING LEGACY IS HIS INDEPENDENCE. FROM CASE TO CASE, HE DECIDED ON A CASE TO CASE BASIS. HAD NEW ANSWERED — NUANCED OPINIONS AND SOMETIMES BE THE LONE JUDGE AND HAVE INTERESTING DISSENTS THAT THE WERE SEPARATE FROM THE COURT. I THINK HIS INDEPENDENCE AND NUANCE WILL BE PART OF HIS LEGACY.>>AND MOVE ON TO POLITICAL NEWS. LIGHTFOOT AND PRECKWINKLE BATTLE OVER CITY VIOLENCE. IMMIGRATIONS AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT RAIDS FIZZLE OUT, AND THREE AMERICAN CHILDREN MISTAKENLY DETAINED AT O’HARE BY I.C.E. LIGHTFOOT’S ETHICS REFORM PACKAGE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY AND ANOTHER F.B.I. RAID ON A MICHAEL MADIGAN CONFIDANTE. AS THE SPEAKER RAKES IN CASH OSTENSIBLELY FOR LEGAL BILLS. PRECKWINKLE AND LIGHTFOOT?>>THEY DON’T LIKE EACH OTHER THEY CAN’T STAND EACH OTHER AND WE KNOW HOW HEAT THE CAMPAIGN WAS. THEY ARE DEBATING THE ISSUE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN COOK COUNTY AND WHETHER OR NOT PRECKWINKLE’S ADVOCACY FOR BAIL REFORM IS PUTTING MORE DANGEROUS CRIMINALS ON THE STREETS AND LORI LIGHTFOOT AND EDDIE JOHNSON HAVE ELUDED TO THAT. PRECKWINKLE WROTE A LETTER OBJECTING TO THAT LINE OF REASONING EARLIER THIS WEEK.>>IT WAS DIRECTED TO MAYOR LIGHTFOOT BUT GOT INTO THE PRESS QUICKLY, TOO. AND LORI LIGHTFOOT DID NOT HESITATE WHEN SHE CAME BACK FROM NEW YORK RESPONDING TO IT AND STARTING OUT WITH A POLITICAL COMMENT THAT IT’S JULY NOT MARCH GET OVER IT, YOU LOST THE ELECTION. AND GOING ON TO MAKE THE CASE THAT MAYBE WE NEED TO RAISE QUESTIONS –>>BOTH SIDES ARE PUTTING FORWARD STATISTICS. PRECKWINKLE SAYS POLICE DO NOT GET RELEASED ON BAIL AND COMMIT CRIMES AGAIN U AND LORI LIGHTFOOT SAYS A LOT OF WHO IS BEING PICKED UP IS BECAUSE THEY WERE RELEASED EARLY. WHERE IS THE TRUTH?>>THE COURT IS HARD TO GET NUMBERS FROM. BUT THE CHIEF JUDGE KEEPS RELEASING HIS NUMBERS BUT THEY ARE HIS NUMBERS AND ARE LIMITED. THEY DID THEIR OWN REVIEW. BUT I THINK THEY BOTH HAVE A POINT WHERE THE ARMED OFFENDERS GET IN TROUBLE AND PEEPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE GUNS, WHO ARE — THEY ARE GETTING UNLAWFUL USE OF A WEAPON AND GETTING LET OUT IN A DAY OR TWO.>>THE POINT THE MAYOR MADE IS UUW IS NOT A FELONY IN COOK COUNTY.>>BUT A VIOLENT CRIME AND IT IS, RIGHT. AND IF IT’S NOT LITERALLY A VIOLENT CRIME IT SPEAKS TO IT. YOU GET A FELON WHO SHOT PEOPLE BEFORE WITH A GUN IS A PROBLEM. ON THE OTHER HAND YOU SHOULD NOT BE LOCKING PEOPLE UP BECAUSE THEY WERE SHOPLIFT SNOOK IS THERE A POLITICAL COMPONENT TO WHAT PRECKWINKLE DID?>>SURE. KIM FOXX WILL FACE A DIFFICULT REELECTION CAMPAIGN AND SHE HAS BEEN THE FACE OF THE EFFORT. AND PRECKWINKLE IS CLOSE TO KIM FOXX WHEN LORI LIGHTFOOT SAYS HEY THEY ARE LETTING TOO MANY PEOPLE OUT ON THE STREET THAT IS A SHOT AGAINST KIM FOXX AND TONI PRECKWINKLE WANTED TO STICK UP FOR HER REFORMS AND ALSO KIM FOXX.>>ONE OF THE THINGS I ENJOY IS THE STRANGE BED FELLOWS WHERE PRECKWINKLE AND THE CHIEF JUDGE SHE RAN AGAINST HIM AND LOST TWICE AND BEAT HIM AND LIGHTFOOT AND THE FOP ARE ON THE SAME SIDE.>>THOSE ARE STRANGE. HOW DOES IT GET RESOLVED?>>NOT ANYTIME SOON. I THINK YOU WILL SEE –>>COME ON TOGETHER AND TALK IT OUT.>>HOPEFULLY THEY CAN TALK IT OUT.>>AND THERE IS A LOT OF THIS. I THINK PRECKWINKLE IN HER LETTER SAID WE SHOULD GET TOGETHER AND TALK AND WORK TOGETHER. THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER BUT TALKING ACROSS EACH OTHER.>>IF ONE SAID I WILL BE ABOVE THIS ISSUE AND TURNS AROUND BEHIND THAT AND SAYS SOMETHING AGAINST THE OTHER. THIS IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO KEEP GOING.>>GREGORY PRATT LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AT O’HARE YESTERDAY. WAS IT A MISTAKE BY CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS THAT DETAINED THE THREE MEXICAN MINORS — THEY ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS COMING FROM MEXICO. WHAT HAPPENED?>>WELL, THAT IS A HORRIFIC STORY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE IMPLICATIONS WHERE YOU HAVE PEOPLE COMING IN U.S. CITIZENS THEY HAVE THEY ARE A MIXED STATUS FAMILY SO THE FAMILY IS UNDOCUMENTED SOMEHOW THE PERSON THAT THEY ARE WITH IS NOT ALLOWED TO COME IN AND THEY ARE HOLDING THEM THERE FOR 13 HOURS. AND A CONGRESSWOMAN SHOWS UP AND THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT DON’T HAVE THAT? BUT THEY WERE THERE AND THEY WERE TOLD SO THE STORY THAT BORDER PATROL SAYS WE WANTED A PARENT TO PICK THEM UP AND THE ACTIVISTS SAY THEY WANTED THE PARENT TO PICK THEM UP TO TAKE THEM AWAY BECAUSE THE PARENT WAS UNDOCUMENTED.>>THEY WERE UTING THE CHILDREN AS A LURE. WHETHER OR NOT THAT IS TRUE WHO KNOWS?>>YOU SAID THAT THE CONGRESSWOMAN GOT INVOLVED AND GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER, AND WHAT DID THEY TELL THEM?>>THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION. LORI LIGHTFOOT SAID THANK YOU I APPRECIATE YOUR HELP. WHAT IS INTERESTING TO ME THERE WAS NO HESITATION ON GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER’S PART OR MAYOR LIGHTFOOT’S PART TO GET INVOLVED. THERE WAS NO LONGER THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT GIVEN TO CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL THAT IT WAS NOT SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS THAT NECESSITATED THEM TO GET INVOLVED RIGHT AWAY. I DON’T KNOW THAT THAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED SIX MONTHS AGO WHEN THE ISSUES WERE STILL PEOPLE WEREN’T SURE EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND IMMIGRATION. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S THREATS HAVE SORT OF MOVED US PAST THAT.>>AND WHY DO YOU THINK THE THREATS OF DEPORTATIONS AND I.C.E. ACTIONS FAILED TO MATERIALIZE?>>YOU’VE SEEN ALDERMEN SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO WORKERS LETTING THEM KNOW IF YOU SEE I.C.E. AGENTS TO NOTIFY THE ALDERMAN AND THE CITY HAS BEEN PUSHING BACK IN GENERAL ON THIS AND THAT IS WHY IT HASN’T TAKEN HOLD.>>IT HAS HAD AN IMPACT IT WAS DESIGNED TO INTIMIDATE AND SCARE IMMIGRANTS AND PEOPLE WERE NOT GOING ON THE STREET. PEOPLE WERE AFRAID TO GO THROUGH THEIR DAILY LIVES AND SOME FOLKS ARE THINKING ABOUT NOT COMING IF THEY ARE IN MEXICO OR THEY ARE THINKING ABOUT GOING BACK BECAUSE THEY WOULD RATHER GO BACK THAN BE DEPORTED AND THAT IS THE WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WANTS.>>AND PERHAPS I.C.E. IS LURING THEM INTO A SENSE OF COMPLACENCY. WELL IT DIDN’T HAPPEN AND SOMETHING HAPPENS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. GREGORY PRATT TELL US ABOUT THE ETHICS PACKAGES THAT PASSED COMMITTEE IN CITY COUNCIL.>>SO THE MAYOR IS TRYING TO GET HER FIRST SIGNATURE WIN WHICH IS ABOUT ETHICS REFORM. AND SHE IS TRYING TO GET THROUGH A PACKAGE THAT LARGELY CRIBS FROM THE BOARD OF ETHICS. IT SOFTENS FINES ON — INCREASES FINES FROM NOW WHICH IS LUFFABLY LOW. FOR VIOLATIONS. AND IT INCREASES IT JUST A LITTLE. AND IT EXPANDS THE POWERS OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL. WHICH IS INTERESTING BECAUSE THE ALDERMEN FOUGHT THAT LIKE CRAZY. AND –>>THERE WAS ONE THAT LED THE CHARGE AGAINST IT, ED BURKE AND I SAW HIM TWISTING ARMS BEHIND THE SCENES MAKING SURE IT WAS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. HEATHER CHERONE WILL THE PASS THE FULL CITY COUNCIL?>>I THINK IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR AN ALDERMAN TO VOTE NO WITH REPEATED F.B.I. RAIDS FOR ANY UNTOLD NUMBER OF REASONS. AND IN ADDITION TO GIVING THE INSPECTOR GENERAL AUTHORITY THEY WILL BAN ALDERMEN FROM WORKING AS ATTORNEYS IN ADVERSE COURT CASES OF THE CITY. THAT COULD MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ED BURKE TO CONTINUE TO WORK AS A PROPERTY TAX ATTORNEY AND PATRICK DAILY THOMPSON IS A PROPERTY TAX ATTORNEY.>>AND ED BURKE OWNS OR IS A PARTNER IN THE LAW FIRM IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT OTHER LAWYERS IN THE FIRM CAN’T GET THE BUSINESS.>>I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CHICAGO BOARD OF ETHICS DECISION ON THAT ONE.>>LORI LIGHTFOOT PITCHES POSSIBLE CASINO LOCATIONS, SURPRISING SOME. THE HUT BOLT ALLIGATOR SNAGGED BY A FLORIDA MAN WHO BECOMES A CELEBRITY. THIS GUY’S CELEBRITY IS GOING ON AND ON. AND HEATWAVE ROLLS INTO CHICAGO. LAURA WASHINGTON, WHY ARE SOME ALDERMEN PUSHING BACK ON SOME OF THE POSSIBLE CASINO LOCATIONS?>>FOR ONE THING, LORI LIGHTFOOT MADE WHAT APPEARS TO BE A ROOKIE MISTAKE SHE DIDN’T CONSULT AND INFORM THEM OF THE ANNOUNCE. SOPHIA KING AND PAT DOWELL. TWO OF THE SITES ARE IN THEIR WARDS AND THEY DON’T WANT THEM AND THEY WERE VOCAL ABOUT SAYING THAT. LIGHTFOOT IS SAYING THIS IS JUST PRELIMINARY WE HAVE FIVE SITES WE ARE NOT RULING OUT DOWNTOWN. BUT SHE HAS WORK TO DO IN TERMS OF FEELING OUT HER THESE ARE HER ALDERMANIC ALLIES AND –>>DOES IT SIGNAL THERE WILL BE PUSHBACK TO A NOTION THAT A CASINO WILL BE A ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOON FOR A STRUGGLING NEIGHBORHOOD?>>I DON’T KNOW IF THAT IS WHAT IT SIGNIFIES. IN THE CASE OF THE OWELL SITE, SHE HAS PLANS FOR THAT. SHE WANTS A FRESH MARKET THERE. SOPHIA KING SITE THAT IS A GOOD SITE AND THAT IS SOMETHING WHERE THEY MIGHT RUN OVER HER.>>KING HAS DONE A LOT OF HOMEWORK WITH HER CONSTITUENTS AND SHE IS SAYING THAT HER CONSTITUENTS ARE FIRMLY AGAINST IT.>>THEY ARE. I THINK IT IS OBJECTIVELY TRUE THEY ARE AGAINST IT. BUT IF SOMEBODY WANTS IT THERE THAT IS WHERE IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN.>>AND THE ISSUE IS THAT THEY ARE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST SIDES. PREDOMINANTLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE LIKE ALDERMAN SCOTT BEEN WANTING TO HAVE VARIOUS INVESTMENT IN THOSE COMMUNITIES FOR YEARS. AND THE ONLY THING THAT IS GOING TO DRAW ATTENTION IN TERMS OF INVESTMENT IS A CASINO, THAT IS SOMETHING WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOODS IS THAT –>>THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF OPTIONS.>>AND THERE NEEDS TO BE OTHER OPTION BECAUSE THE CITY IS INVESTING IN OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS.>>AND MIKE SCOTT, THE WEST SIDE, HE WANTED THE OBAMA LIBRARY THERE, TOO. AND EXAVIER WHY DID THIS GATOR TRAPPER BECOME AN INSTANT CELEBRITY? HE IS THROWING OUT THE PITCH AT THE CUB’S GAME. AND GOING TO GET A KEY TO THE CITY. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?>>I THINK IT’S THE CELEBRITY OF FLORIDA MAN. SOMETHING WEIRD HAPPENS IT’S FLORIDA MAN. SO WE GET FLORIDA MAN RIGHT HERE TO CATCH A GATOR. AND CHANCE THE SNAPPER EVERYWHERE I WENT DURING THOSE DAYS EVERYONE TALKED ABOUT THE ALLIGATOR. THIS MAN RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE COMES OUT AND GETS THE ALLIGATOR AND THAT IS WHY HE IS A HUGE CELEBRITY. I GIVE HIM CREDIT BUT I HATE THAT WE HAVE TO BRING IN SOMEBODY FROM FLORIDA.>>ALLIGATOR BOB?>>HE.>>HE DIDN’T CATCH THE ALLIGATOR.>>PART OF IT WAS THE CITY SHOULD HAVE RECOGNIZED YOU COULD NOT HAVE THE COMMOTION AND BE A TOURIST SCENE AND ONCE THEY CLOSED THE PARK THE.>>THE GATEST POPPED OUT OF THE WATER. HE WAS SCARED.>>IT’S ILLINOIS NOT FLORIDA WHERE THE GATORS ARE.>>WHERE WE’RE LEARNING. HE USED A FISHING RODON AND LURE AND A NET.>>ALLIGATOR BOB WAS A SILLY CHARACTER. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU WERE THERE. I SAW HIM HE WOULD SHOW UP IN THE CANOE AND SAY I WOULD NOT WANT ATTENTION AND GO IMMEDIATELY TO TALK TO THE REPORTERS.>>LAURA WASHINGTON, 95 WAS A DEADLY HEATWAVE AND WE HAVE ANOTHER COMING ON. DO YOU THINK THE CITY LEARNED ITS LESSON. MORE THAN 700 DIED. THE MAYOR AND EVERY THE HEAD OF EVERY CITY AGENCY IN TOWN DID THE OTHER DAY IN TERMS OF INFORRING THE PUBLIC AND PROVIDING COOLING CENTERS AND ALL KINDS OF SERVICES WE DDD NOT HAVE THAT ATTENTION AT THE TIME. YOU GOT TO THINK ABOUT THE COMMUNICATIONS. WE HAVE APPS AND THE INTERNET AND WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO GET THE WORD OUT AND IN TO PLACES WHERE PEOPLE ARE IN NEED. I THINK THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED AND WE LEARNED A LOT OF LESSONS.>>AND THE CITY IS OVERPREPARED. HOW IT’S NOT THAT — AND THAT HEAT LASTED MUCH, MUCH LONGER BEFORE.>>A DOCUMENTARY CAME OUT AND HOW MAYOR DALEY WAS WHEN THE DEATH TOLL STARTED RISING. POLITICIANS DO NOT WANT TO BE UNAWARE. CUBS PICK WILL THE THE BLACKHAWKS TRADE ARTEM… FOR ZACH SMITH AND 200,000 PETITIONS ARE DELIVERED TO THE U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION DEMANDING EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN. WHAT DID THE CUBS GET FOR MONTGOMERY?>>THEY GOT A CATCHER. CONTRERAS IS OUT AND THEY NEED TO HAVE THAT SO OWE SHORE UP THAT POSITION. AND.>>HOW LONG IS CONTRERAS OUT FOR?>>IT’S ONGOING. IT CHANGES DAY BY DAY. WE DON’T KNOW. YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMEONE.>>AND THE CUBS HAVE DONE WELL. DO YOU THINK THEY ARE GET TO GO IN GEAR?>>I THINK SO. THEY ARE HITTING THE BALL RIGHT NOW AND DARVISH IS PITCHING BETTER.>>HE WON A GAME.>>WRIGLEY FIELD.>>SMALL STEP.>>ANYTHING THAT COUNTS.>>AND ACQUIRING A PITCHER AT THE DEADLINE IS GETTING A GOOD DARVISH. AND THE WHITE SOX ARE MISSING PLAYERS ARE THEY TANKING?>>THEY ARE LOSING SEVEN VAT THEY WERE TWO GAMES BEHIND THE WILDCARD AND NOW WE SEE THEM SLIDING. AND WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NOW I DON’T KNOW. BUT THEY ARE NOT LOOKING SO GOOD.>>WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE PETITION EFFORT FOR THE U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM? DID THEY STRIKE A CORD ON THE EQUAL PAY ISSUE?>>ABSOLUTELY STRUCK A CORD. THE TEAM GALVANIZED THE COUNTRY IN TERMS OF HOW THEY HAVE BEEN VOCAL ABOUT EQUAL PAY AND IT WILL NOT ONLY IMPACT SOCCER BUT IT WILL IMPACT OUTSIDE OF SOCCER IN WHETHER IT IS ACCOUNTING OR WHETHER IT’S IN THE BOARDROOM. IT DOESN’T MATTER. I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS BIGGER THAN SPORTS.>>HEATHER CHERONE HOW DO YOU SEE THE ISSUE CONTINUING ON NOW THAT THE WORLD CUP IS OVER?>>I THINK PLAYERS LIKE MEGAN RAPIONE AND ALEX MORGAN SHOW US A DIFFERENT VERSION OF FEMALE SPORTS EXCELLENCE. AND IT’S NOT ONE THAT WE HAVE SEEN SENSE THE LAST WORLD CUP VICTORY BY THE WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM. AND I KNOW AS A MOM OF TWO LITTLE GIRLS I WAS GLAD TO POINT TO THEM AND SAY LOOK YOU CAN DO IT.>>WERE THEY INTO THE TEAM?>>THEY ARE SWIMMERS BUT I TRIED TO PUSH THEM BECAUSE I BRAINWASH THEM. THAT’S PART OF MY JOB.>>YOU HAVE NOT BRAINWASHED US BUT WE ARE OUT OF TIME. HEATHER CHERONE, GREGORY PRATT, LAURA WASHINGTON AND EXAVIER POPE THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. AND MAYOR LIGHTFOOT REJECTED A DEAL TO HAVE A PRIVATE COMPANY OPERATE THE CHICAGO PORTS. AND A FOLLOW-UP TO A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU ON WEDNESDAY. AND WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE NEXT EDITION OF THE “THE WEEK IN REVIEW”. I’M PARIS SCHUTZ. [♪♪♪]

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