Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 5/17

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7:00 pm, the Chicago Teachers Union files federal lawsuits to block Chicago Public Schools’ massive closure plan. Hotels, restaurants, and an arena all part of a major McCormick Place initiative to boost tourism. Red Line riders prepare for the imminent five-month shutdown of the Dan Ryan branch. Billionaire Donald Trump takes the stand in a lawsuit involving his Chicago condo tower. And in sports, in the second round of the playoffs, the Blackhawks explode for three goals in the final period to beat the Red Wings.

Guests:
- Kate Grossman, Chicago Sun-Times
- John McCarron, Chicago Tribune
- Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times
- Jesse Rogers, ESPN 1000

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 5/17.

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

Monday, May 13:
- Alderman Speaks Out Against Parking Meter Deal
- Evaluating the Mayor
- The Roberts Court
- 2 Chicano Artists Showcased at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Tuesday, May 14:
- Trump to Testify in Condo Trial
- Sun-Times: DePaul Stadium Planned for McCormick Place
- The Way of the Knife
- Matthew Morrison

Wednesday, May 15:
- Federal Lawsuits Filed to Halt School Closings
- Breast Cancer Debate
- Prisoners of the White House
- Chicago Business News: 5/15
- Bodies of Work Festival

Thursday, May 16:
- Mayor Unveils Massive "Tourism and Tradeshow" Plan
- Top Players on Navy Pier & McCormick Revamp Plan
- Yo-Yo Ma
- Viewer Feedback: Mayor Emanuel's Midterm

Friday, May 17:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 5/17-5/19
- Web Extra: The Week in Review