On this edition of Chicago Tonight: Week in Review with Joel Weisman, Chicago murders plummeted in February. Did Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s new “hot-spot” policing strategy play a role? A panel recommends 80 public schools close, while Mayor Rahm Emanuel touts the “ideal” class size as 30 students. In Springfield, Gov. Pat Quinn delivers a harsh reality in his budget address. Pension reform, gambling expansion, and education cuts all play a role in improving the state’s fiscal health. Some high-profile Chicago athletes support gay marriage in Illinois. Pioneering politician Dawn Clark Netsch dies at the age of 86. And in sports, the Blackhawks garner national attention with their record-breaking 24-game points streak.
Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight‘s web stories from this week:
Wednesday, March 6:
- Analysis of Gov. Quinn's Budget Address
- Looking Deeper at Claims of "Environmental Racism" in Chicago