Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 11/30

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, a crowded field vies for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s 2nd Congressional District seat. Disgraced former Congressman Mel Reynolds wants a second chance at the job. Gov. Pat Quinn has the lowest approval rating of any governor in the country. In Springfield, a five-year school closings moratorium is passed. The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of an Illinois ban on eavesdropping on police. Groupon CEO Andrew Mason comes under fire. And in sports, the Bears win, but injuries pile up.

Guests:
- Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times
- Larry Yellen, Fox Chicago
- Roger Crockett, BusinessWeek
- Dan McGrath, The New York Times

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 11/30.

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

Monday, November 26:
- The Race to Replace Jesse Jackson Jr.
- Cullerton on Veto Session Preview
- Web Extra: Cullerton on Concealed Carry & Tax Reform
- "Big Cat" Williams on Bears vs. Vikings
- Web Extra: "Big Cat" on Food Drive & Field Goals
- Remembering Chicago: The ‘70s & ‘80s
- Chicago Tonight Set Gets A Makeover
- CPS Announces Five-Year Moratorium

Tuesday, November 27:
- Veto Session News
- School Closings Loom Large
- Norman Rockwell Painting on Chicago Auction Block

Wednesday, November 28:
- Mel Reynolds Wants Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Seat
- Day 2 of Springfield Veto Session
- David Wessel on Fiscal Cliff

Thursday, November 29:
- Preparing for the Fiscal Cliff
- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
- Viewer Mail: Mel Reynolds in Congress
- Senate Extends Deadline on Chicago School Closings
- IL House Votes to Allow CPS More Time on School Closings
- Senate Approves Special Election Bill
- IL House Votes to Allow Special Election

Friday, November 30:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 11/30-12/2
- Web Extra: The Week in Review