Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 2/24

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers is indicted in federal court on tax charges. The family of the late Chicago Bear, Dave Duerson, files a lawsuit against the NFL claiming the league didn’t do enough to protect Duerson from the harmful effects of concussions. The Chicago School Board votes unanimously to close or turn around 17 struggling schools, despite protests from parents, students and teachers. Gov. Pat Quinn delivers a budget address that he says is steeped in reality, as he calls for lawmakers to solve Illinois’ budget crisis. And in sports, Derrick Rose makes a triumphant return to the lineup after sitting for five games with a back injury.

Guests:
- Abdon Pallasch, Chicago Sun-Times
- Lorraine Forte, Catalyst Chicago
- Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune
- Ed Sherman, Crain’s Chicago Business

Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight's web stories from this week:

Monday, February 20:
- Chicago Schools Protest
- Chicago News Cooperative To Suspend Operations
- Ask Geoffrey
- Chicago Restaurant Week 2012
- Viewer Mail: Noble School Fines

Tuesday, February 21:
- Chicago Fire Contract
- Gender Identity & Children
- Chicago Magazine's Power List Stirs Controversy
- Ask Alpana
- Utopia
- James Beard Foundation Awards

Wednesday, February 22:
- Quinn's Budget Address
- School Board Votes on Turnarounds
- Chicago Business News
- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
- Chicago Maritime Festival

Thursday, February 23:
- Cook County Commissioner Beavers Indicted
- Dan Rutherford on Quinn's Budget
- Jason DeSanto on Republican Debate
- Chicago's Oscar Gold
- Howard Levy
- Viewer Mail: Gender Identity & Children

Friday, February 24:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 2/24-2/26