Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 3/1

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: Week in Review with Joel Weisman, former State Rep. Robin Kelly will face ex-convict Paul McKinley in the special April election to fill Jesse Jackson Jr.’s vacated seat in Congress. Springfield lawmakers lock horns over concealed carry gun proposals and pension reform. The Chicago Catholic Archdiocese is slashing jobs and closing schools to help balance the budget. Online daily deals giant Groupon suffers another setback, with its stock plunging almost 25 percent on poor quarterly results. And in sports, the Blackhawks continue to sizzle, while the Bulls fizzle in February.

Guests:
- Kate Grossman, Chicago Sun-Times
- David Greising, Reuters
- Cheryl Corley, NPR
- Danny Ecker, Crain’s Chicago Business

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 3/1.

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

Monday, February 25:
- Top Cop's Job in Jeopardy?
- Report: IL Unpaid Bill Backlog Projected to Reach $22 Billion
- My Share of the Task
- A Treasure of American Fine Art
- Ask Geoffrey
- Viewer Feedback

Tuesday, February 26:
- Remembering David Hernandez
- Heavy Snow Blankets Chicago
- Illinois 2nd District Primary
- Head-On Collision
- The Business Case for Immigration Reform
- Michael Hainey Searches for his Father’s Truth
- Master Stone Carver Walter Arnold

Wednesday, February 27:
- First Sequester Cut Likely Friday
- School Closure Protests
- Marsha Ternus
- Chicago Business News
- A Chicago Theater Sees Hope in "Crime Scene"
- Goodman Theatre's Upcoming Season

Thursday, February 28:
- Chicago Tonight: Targeting Violence
- Hadiya Pendleton’s Mother Raises her Voice
- The New Faces of Gangs in Chicago
- Curbing Violence
- Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis
- Impact of Street Violence on Chicago Youth
- Chicago Youth Resources

Friday, March 1:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 3/1 – 3/3
Web Extra: The Week in Review: 3/1