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The Week in Review: Soda Tax Fizzles Out

Friday, October 13, 2017
WTTW The Week in Review
by Alexandra Silets

To watch this entire piece click here

 

The despised soda tax is repealed after angry voters pressure Cook County Board members to dump it. Former Bears coach Mike Ditka denies 100 years of racial oppression in an interview about NFL national anthem protests. Mayor Rahm Emanuel donates campaign funds given by Harvey Weinstein, a major Democratic donor, after dozens of women accuse the disgraced Hollywood mogul of decades of sexual misconduct and predatory behavior.

And in sports, the Nationals force a gut-wrenching National League Division Series Game 5 against the Cubs.

Guests

Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times | @MaryMitchellCST
Natasha Korecki, Politico | @NatashaKorecki
Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio | @CraigDellimore
Dan McGrath, Chicago Tribune

The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Weisman and guests discuss the governorís race which has taken a back seat to the expanding field of Illinois attorney general candidates.



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