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Week in Review: State Pulls Migrant Camp Funding; Alleged Burger King Shakedown in Focus at Burke Trial
Week in Review: State Pulls Migrant Camp Funding; Alleged Burger King Shakedown in Focus at Burke Trial
Apr 15, 2024 12:54 PM

The state abruptly pulls the plug on funding for a migrant camp in Brighton Park, citing concerns over environmental contamination at the site.

Ed Burke’s alleged attempts to shake down a Southwest Side Burger King were the focus of this week’s testimony in the former alderperson’s federal corruption trial.

There’s mixed news on Chicago crime with a new study finding 2023 murders down but robberies way up.

A controversial proposed provision in the new Chicago police contract gets shot down by a City Council committee, setting up a battle between the city and the Fraternal Order of Police.

And in sports: The Bears are reportedly now considering land just south of Soldier Field for a potential new stadium — but park advocates are already throwing the penalty flag.

Guests:

Steve Daniels, Chicago Tribune | @stevedaniels27

Dan Mihalopoulos, WBEZ | @dmihalopoulos

Matt Masterson, WTTW News | @ByMattMasterson

Madison Savedra, Block Club Chicago | @madisonsavedra

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