WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: July 31, 2020

A panel of veteran Chicago journalists help break down the week’s top stories in our Friday News Roundup.

COVID-19 Cases Are Rising In Chicago. But What About Downstate?
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions from the media, along with Dr. Ngozi Ezike, left, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic from his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. On Wednesday, July 22, Gov. Pritzker reported that the state has seen gradual yet consistent growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks. The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool
COVID-19 Cases Are Rising In Chicago. But What About Downstate?
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker answers questions from the media, along with Dr. Ngozi Ezike, left, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic from his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. On Wednesday, July 22, Gov. Pritzker reported that the state has seen gradual yet consistent growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks. The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: July 31, 2020

A panel of veteran Chicago journalists help break down the week’s top stories in our Friday News Roundup.

Gov. JB Pritzker warns of new COVID-19 restrictions as cases continue to rise. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan faces growing calls for his resignation amid a widening corruption probe in Springfield. Plus, Illinois teachers threaten “health strikes” if schools resume in-person learning in the fall.

Reset breaks down the biggest local stories of the week in our Friday News Roundup.

GUESTS: Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times columnist and ABC-7 political analyst

Charlie Meyerson, publisher of ChicagoPublicSquare.com