Eight @ 8 on June 23, 2019: Week In Review

In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories this past week. Make sure to check back on a weekly basis as a new edition of 'Eight @ 8: Week In Review' will be posted every Sunday evening.

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Lori Lightfoot Pushes Back on Trump Administration’s Immigration Crackdown - Telling the president to “back off,” Mayor Lightfoot announced this week that the city will not cooperate with ICE in a reported round of deportation raids.
A Complete Guide to the 2020 Democratic Primary Debates - The Democratic National Committee has approved up to 12 debates with the first taking placing over two consecutive nights on June 26 and 27 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT. Sponsored by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo, the field will be split into two with 10 candidates debating each night.
Utility Company Waives Water Bills Over Supply Issues - After elevated lead levels were found several south suburban communities' water, the utility company has announced new treatment plans and has also said they would waive water bills.
Chicago Excursion Named Best Experience in United States - TripAdvisor has bestowed an incredible honor on a Chicago company, naming its river-cruise as the best experience in the nation.
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President Trump Abruptly Calls Off Iran Strikes - The president said the military was “cocked and loaded” to launch strikes this week after Iran shot down a US drone, but called off the strike after being told more than 150 people could die.
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Details Emerge in Raid of Alderman’s Office - Federal agents raided the South Side ward office of Alderman Carrie Austin this week, and we’re slowly learning what it was they may have been looking into.
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State Police Launch Distracted Driving Prevention Program - If you’re reading this while driving, you should probably stop. State police are placing troopers inside of semi-trucks to help crack down on infractions such as texting and driving.
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Rolling Stones Frontman Shouts Out Lori Lightfoot, Disses Ed Burke - The Rolling Stones opened a new U.S. tour at Soldier Field on Friday night, and will play a second show at the venue on Tuesday.
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