‘The Fran Spielman Show’ — 2020 in review

Sun-Times investigative reporter Tim Novak and columnist Mark Brown join Fran Spielman to reflect on an extraordinary year.

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Columnist Mark Brown and reporter Tim Novak were interviewed by Fran Spielman Wednesday, July 30, 2019.

Columnist Mark Brown (from left) Watchdogs reporter Tim Novak and City Hall reporter Fran Spielman, shown during an earlier edition of the Fran Spielman show, joined Spielman this past week to discuss some of 2020’s big news events.

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Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by colleagues Tim Novak and Mark Brown to discuss a tumultuous year in local and state politics. Her topics include Governor J.B. Pritzker’s handling of the pandemic at the state level, what’s in store for Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s response to a botched police raid.

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