Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 2/22

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson’s rise and fall. The 2nd Congressional District primary is Tuesday, and Mayor Bloomberg’s super PAC has endorsed Robin Kelly, spending $2 million in attack ads targeting Debbie Halvorson. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces a 5-year plan to invest $50 million in youth programs. Drew Peterson is sentenced to 38 years for the murder of his third wife. And in sports, the Chicago Blackhawks are heating up with a 13-0-3 record, placing them at the top of the Western Conference.

Guests:
-Mike Flannery, Fox 32 News
-Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times / ABC 7 News
-Mary Wisniewski, Reuters
-Lester Munson, ESPN

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 02/22.

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

Monday, February 18
-2nd District Democratic Primary Part 1
-Jesse Jackson Jr. Under Medical Supervision
-Kindergarten, Not Second Grade, Could Be Starting Point For IL Schools
-Wheelchair Basketball
-Viewer Feedback: Controversial Billboard in River North

Tuesday, February 19
-Newt Gingrich in Chicago
-2nd District Democratic Primary Part 2
-Smart Grid Innovation
-CPS Narrows School Closings List
-DePaul Art Museum Fosters "Climate of Uncertainty"

Wednesday, February 20
-Jacksons Plead Guilty to Illegally Spending Campaign Funds
-Venture Capitalist Bruce Rauner
-2nd District Republican Primary
-Chicago Business News: 2/20
-Nature Preserve Planned for North Side
-Stripping the Dread from the Data, Naked Statistics by Charlie Wheelan

Thursday, February 21
-Sequestration Looms in Washington
-Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Dramatic Rise and Fall
-Picasso and Chicago
-A History Through Picture Postcards
-Barefoot Running
-Viewer Feedback: 2/21

Friday, February 22
-Weekend Events Around Town: 2/22 – 2/24
-Web Extra: The Week in Review