Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/19

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7:00 pm, severe flooding wreaks havoc on the Chicago area. With roads blocked, schools closed, and basements flooded, Gov. Pat Quinn declares a state of emergency. Chicago officials react to the Boston Marathon bombings, tightening security at ballparks and airports here, and reassessing security plans for the Chicago Marathon. Cubs ownership finally gets a deal with the city to renovate rundown Wrigley Field, but the City Council still must give its stamp of approval. A computer glitch sparks confusion and delays for American Airlines passengers at O’Hare Airport. And in sports, the Bulls clinch the fifth seed in the playoffs and first-round matchup with the Brooklyn Nets.

Guests:
- John McCarron, Chicago Tribune
- Charles Thomas, ABC-7 News
- Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune
- Lester Munson, ESPN

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/19.

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

Monday, April 15:
- Chicago Resident on Boston Marathon Explosions
- Wrigley Renovation Deal Approved
- Harold Washington
- Next Phase of School Closings Fight
- Remembering Herseth & Tallchief
- Savory Bites
- Opera, Mariachi Style

Tuesday, April 16:
- Local Marathon Runners on Boston Bombings
- Boston Bombing Investigation
- Mary McAleese
- Artist Hale Woodruff
- Scott Speck
- Viewer Feedback: 4/16

Wednesday, April 17:
- IL House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
- Sacred Heart Hospital Scandal
- Fed Economist on the Recovery
- Chicago Business News: 4/17
- Negro League Players Reflect on Jackie Robinson
- The Newberry Consort

Thursday, April 18:
- Severe Storms, Flooding Slam Chicago
- Web Exclusive: Flood Slideshow
- Des Plaines River Flooding
- Mobilizing a Flood Response
- Chicago Flooding
- YouTube Videos Storm the Flood
- Smart Grid Innovation
- Celebrating 50 Years Of Rolling Stones Music

Friday, April 19:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 4/19 – 4/21
- Web Extra: The Week in Review