Morning Spin: Democrat governor candidate J.B. Pritzker ‘excited’ about working with new mayor

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Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday he’s “excited” about the prospect of working with a new mayor of Chicago if he wins the state’s top job.

Speaking on “Here and Now,” a nationally syndicated show from Boston public radio station WBUR-FM 90.9, Pritzker said Mayor Rahm Emanuel has “accomplished some good things.”

“I think there have been challenges during his term. You know, overall, I want to honor his service, of course. You spend seven years fighting to do things for your city and for your state,” he said of Emanuel.

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*Instead of removing toxic waste seeping into Illinois’ only scenic river, power company wants to wall it off with rocks.

*Takeda’s U.S. headquarters in Deerfield, where 1,000 people work, to close.

*Former East Chicago councilman gets 20 years in drug trafficking murder.

*Attorney: Crestwood fire chief quits, village seeks state’s attorney probe.

*Beloved Humboldt Park center at risk as police, AG investigations swirl around Puerto Rican Parade Committee.

What we’re reading

*DuPage jail inmate’s courthouse wedding hits snag — bride is no-show.

*RIP: Subway’s $5 footlong sandwich deal is no more.

*Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, John Isner and more top men’s tennis stars coming to Chicago.

*11 acts to check out at Riot Fest.

*Seventeen years after Sept. 11, al-Qaida may be stronger than ever.

Follow the money

*The Chicago Bulls, White Sox and Blackhawks each gave $3,500 to Ald. Edward Burke’s campaign fund, records show. The donations were among $34,000 in individual campaign donations the 14th Ward alderman reported Tuesday.

*Track Illinois campaign contributions in real time here and here.

Beyond Chicago

*U.S. marks 9/11 anniversary with somber tributes.

*Trump hails “brave patriots” aboard Pennsylvania 9/11 flight.

*Trump: Storm response in Puerto Rico “incredibly successful.”

*International Criminal Court says it’s “undeterred” by U.S. threats.

*Donald Trump Jr. says his father can’t trust the people around him after anonymous commentary.

*MGM offers $500 donation to charity for each shooting survivor who waives notice of lawsuit.

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September 12, 2018 at 06:27AM

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