On this edition of Chicago Tonight: Week in Review with Joel Weisman, Sen. Mark Kirk makes a dramatic return to the Illinois Senate. A gay marriage bill comes to Springfield while lawmakers continue to struggle with looming pension obligations. Chicago's 2012 homicide total tops 500, while Illinois’ second largest city, Aurora, has no homicides for the first time since 1946. Investors hail Abbott Labs split into two companies. And in sports, Bears coach Lovie Smith is out after nine seasons, Northwestern wins its first bowl game since 1949, and all eyes are on Notre Dame for the national title game.
Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight‘s web stories from this week:
Monday, December 31:
- NO SHOW
Tuesday, January 1:
- NEW YEAR'S DAY
Wednesday, January 2:
- Tax Implications of Fiscal Cliff Deal
- Fiscal Cliff Averted; Now, What's Next?
- Illinois Senate Returns to Springfield
- Chicago Business News
- A Healthy Chicago For LGBT Youth
- New Laws for the New Year
Thursday, January 3:
- Latest Springfield News
- Civic Groups Back Pension Reform
- Update on 'NATO 3' Terror Suspects
- Sweet Beginnings
- The Second City Guide to the Opera
- Uncovering the Roots of "Organized Crime in Chicago"