Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, seen here addressing Brooklyn College graduates May 30, will headline a gathering of liberal activists in Chicago on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to deliver the keynote address Saturday evening of a weekend gathering in Chicago of progressive activists from across the country.
Called the “People’s Summit,” the McCormick Place event to be held from Friday through Sunday carries the theme, “Beyond Resistance: A People’s Movement for a Just World.”
Sanders’ aides said the unsuccessful 2016 Democratic presidential contender will outline how the nation can advance as a society if it overcomes “the greed of the billionaire class.”
He also plans to detail a path forward for the Democratic Party, his aides said of his scheduled 7 p.m. Saturday evening speech.
Progressive activists expected to attend include actor Danny Glover, Democracy Now host Amy Goodman, Texan Jim Hightower, Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna of California, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, and Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP and now a candidate for governor in Maryland. (Rick Pearson)
What’s on tap
*Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s schedule wasn’t available.
*Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign a criminal justice bill involving the bail process. Democratic and Republican lawmakers will join him, as will Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Looks like it’s this piece of legislation.
*State Rep. Will Guzzardi and state Sen. Omar Aquino will hold a news conference to pressure Rauner to sign the $15 minimum wage bill that both chambers approved late last month. The bill has not been sent to the governor yet. The news conference advisory came from the Service Employees International Healthcare union.
From the notebook
*On the Sunday Spin: Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson’s guests are Steve Schneider with American Insurance Association and Jeff Junkas with Property Casualty Insurers Association to discuss workers’ compensation; Democratic governor candidate and Northwest Side Ald. Ameya Pawar; and Robert Shapiro, an attorney and philosophy professor at St. Xavier University on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. The "Sunday Spin" airs from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on WGN 720-AM.
What we’re writing
*An era of errors: Part three in a series about property taxes in Cook County.
*State budget impasse victims rip Rauner, who says Democrats using them as "props."
*Pritzker puts another $7 million of fortune into governor bid.
*Illinois congressional delegation reacts to Comey testimony.
*Emanuel administration dings Cubs in letter criticizing security measures around Wrigley Field.
*Emanuel doles out developer money to neighborhood businesses on South, West sides.
What we’re reading
*Hundreds attend dedication of a 10-story mural for bluesman Muddy Waters.
*66 more Sears and Kmart stores to close.
*Bill Murray to be inducted into Irish American Hall of Fame.
Follow the money
*Track Illinois campaign contributions in real time here and here.
Beyond Chicago (Mostly Comey edition)
*Comey says he couldn’t trust Trump to tell the truth.
*NYT: Key moments from the hearing.
*Sarah Sanders: "The president is not a liar."
*Comey says he shared notes in hopes of a special counsel, WaPo reports.
*Theresa May projected to lose her majority in U.K. Parliament.