Week in Review: Pritzker and Bailey Trade Barbs, Duckworth Holds Big Cash Advantage


The final debate in the governor’s race sees incumbent Gov. J.B. Pritzker call his GOP challenger state Sen. Darren Bailey a “threat to democracy.” Meanwhile, Bailey comes up with a new nickname for disparaging Chicago: “Pritzkerville.”

In the race for U.S. Senate, Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth has a commanding fundraising advantage over her Republican opponent Kathy Salvi.

A new study from the Cook County treasurer’s office says private investors are exploiting an “arcane” Illinois law to profit from the property tax debt owed on thousands of properties and fueling disinvestment from Black and Latino neighborhoods.

After the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries – better known as OPEC – announced oil production cuts, President Joe Biden says he will once again tap into the country’s strategic oil reserve to tamp down gas prices.

In sports, the Chicago Bulls open the new season with a 116-108 win over the Heat in Miami. Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears will be hoping to get back to winning ways against the New England Patriots in primetime on Monday.


Lynn Sweet, Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. | @lynnsweet

Rick Pearson, chief political reporter for the Chicago Tribune | @rap30

Monica Eng, political reporter for Axios in Chicago | @monicaeng

Rick Telander, sports columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times | @ricktelander

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October 21, 2022 at 09:23PM

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