Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown and political reporter Tina Sfondeles join Fran Spielman to discuss Kim Foxx’s text messages, the state of Rahm Emanuel’s legacy and what Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot has in store for her.
Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman joins her colleagues Mark Brown and Tina Sfondeles to discuss how the fallout from the Jussie Smollett imbroglio could affect Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s prospects for reelection. This comes after newly-released text messages showed that Foxx continued to discuss the prosecution with her top deputy after recusing herself from the case.During the show, Spielman and her guests also chat about the political future of Foxx’s mentor, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who was pummeled by Lori Lightfoot earlier this month in the mayoral runoff. In an interview with the Sun-Times earlier this week, Preckwinkle wouldn’t rule out running for another term as board president as she had in the past.Additionally, the three reporters touch on the diverse makeup of the next City Council and speculate about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first moves as a private citizen.
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