On this week’s version of Spotlight Politics: our staff on Vice President Kamala Harris’s go to to Highland Park and whether or not gun legal guidelines will tighten.
Vice President Kamala Harris visited the positioning of the Highland Park 4th of July Parade mass taking pictures to satisfy with victims, first responders and native politicians.
“We’ve acquired to be smarter as a rustic when it comes to who has entry to what, particularly assault weapons,” she informed reporters and the group. “This might occur anyplace.”
In the meantime, Gov. J.B. Pritzker took purpose on the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation. Might his important wealth make a dent towards the gun foyer?
Hours after the Highland Park mass taking pictures, Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey stated people ought to ‘transfer on’ and ‘rejoice’ Independence Day which he has since apologized for saying. Might this damage him or hang-out him in November?
And Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated metropolis officers are tweaking public security plans and within the wake of the Highland Park parade taking pictures.
“Within the aftermath of what occurred in Highland Park and likewise in Philadelphia the opposite night time, I’ve requested my staff — that means writ giant, CPD, CFD, OEMC and others — to take a look at what occurred in every of these circumstances and see what, if something, we will study and enhance upon all of our security plans.”
Our politics staff of Amanda Vinicky and Heather Cherone takes on these tales and extra.