Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 1/25

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: Week in Review with Joel Weisman, Illinois politicians are front-and-center at President Obama’s second inauguration. Talk of the 2014 governor’s race heats up, with Rep. Aaron Schock and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan mentioned as potential candidates. Ald. Ed Burke is in the spotlight again; this time for a controversial proposal to ban energy drinks. Two high school basketball coaches are suspended for their actions in a post-game brawl, as Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett takes a hard line on sports and violence. And in sports, the Blackhawks make a rousing return to the United Center, thrilling hockey-starved fans with a win over St. Louis.

Guests:
- Mary Ann Ahern, NBC-5 News
- Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business
- Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times
- Mike Mulligan, 670 The Score and Chicago Tribune

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 1/25.

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

Monday, January 21:
- Civil Rights Icons Remember MLK’s Final Days
- Presidential Inauguration 2013
- The Second Term: Now What?
- National Wildlife Refuge Born in Illinois
- Ask Geoffrey: 1/21
- Jim Harbaugh Interview

Tuesday, January 22:
- Wrigley Field Renovation Plan
- Burke Proposes Energy Drink Ban
- Michelle Obama’s Transformation
- Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin
- Master Stone Carver Walter Arnold
- The Powerbroker of the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, January 23:
- Second City 2000
- Civilians to Replace Police Officers?
- Race for Illinois Governor
- Chicago Business News
- Local Congressman Hires First Illinois DREAMer
- Rick Hahn
- Northwestern’s Newest Building Project Sparks Land Dispute
- Walter Jacobson

Thursday, January 24:
- When Things Go Wrong on the CTA
- Schock Slams Competition for Gov. Race
- Chicago-based Tech Lab for University of Illinois
- New Film Explores Skokie’s Battle with Neo-Nazis
- Great Lakes Hit by Lowest Water Levels in History
- Shakespeare in Chicago with Barbara Gaines
- Of Gods and Glamour
- Viewer Mail: Energy Drink Ban

Friday, January 25:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 1/25 - 1/27
- Web Extra: The Week in Review