Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 5/24

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7:00 pm, the Chicago School Board votes to close 50 schools - an unprecedented move sparking protests and lawsuits. A city-owned casino could give Mayor Rahm Emanuel unparalleled power and privilege if he’s able to push his plan through Springfield. Zachary Fardon is nominated for the vacant U.S. Attorney post in Chicago. Fardon prosecuted former Gov. George Ryan, who is now writing a tell-all book about Illinois politics. Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker stands up to tough questioning at her Commerce Secretary confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill. And in sports, linebacker legend Brian Urlacher retires after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.

Guests:
- Charles Thomas, ABC-7 News
- Tom Corfman, Crain’s Chicago Business
- Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times
- Jim Litke, Associated Press

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 5/24.

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

Monday, May 20:
- Day 3 of School Closures Protest
- School Board Votes This Week on Closings
- Quinn on Pensions, Gambling & More
- Merits of Medical Marijuana
- The Ghost Army
- They Seek a City
- Viewer Feedback: Navy Pier & McCormick Place

Tuesday, May 21:
- House Committee Passes "Fracking" Regulations
- 1 Day Until School Closings Vote
- Stock Market Reaction to Bernanke Testimony
- CTA President on Red Line Reconstruction
- City Water, City Life
- Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin
- Portrait Artist Greta Kempton

Wednesday, May 22:
- Web Extra: Today's Vote on School Closures in Photos
- Web Extra: Schools CEO & CTU President
- School Board Votes to Close 50 Chicago Schools
- Board President Vitale Defends Closings
- Karen Lewis: I Hope You Can Live With It
- School Closings Analysis
- Chicago Business News: 5/22

Thursday, May 23:
- Remembering Wayne Miller
- Cullerton on Final Week of Spring Session
- Residents Upset Over Digital Billboards Plan
- The Star Wars Connection
- Rondi Charleston
- Viewer Feedback: 5/23

Friday, May 24:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 5/24-5/27
- Web Extra: The Week in Review