The Fran Spielman Show: Mark Brown & Tim Novak

Breaking down the extortion case of former union boss John T. Coli Sr.

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The Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday that former union boss John T. Coli Sr., who has ties to many prominent politicians, is cooperating with federal investigators as part of his plea deal.

Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown and investigative reporter Tim Novak guide us through the case with City Hall reporter Fran Spielman.

Our reporters discuss the complicated dealings with Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and possible ties to other ongoing investigations.

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