Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 7/12

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7:00 pm, Gov. Pat Quinn hits lawmakers in the wallet for failing to pass pension reform.  The constitutionally questionable move comes one day after the legislature overrode Quinn’s retooling of the concealed carry bill.  Meanwhile, the Illinois State Rifle Association files a lawsuit over the delay to openly carry guns until March. Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s audit over the city’s $18 million savings claims of the new grid-based garbage collection rankles Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Metra’s board chair defends the former CEO’s $700,000 severance package amid questions raised about it being hush money to cover a political patronage scandal. The Chicago Landmarks Commission approves a tweaked Wrigley Field renovation plan. And in sports, the Bulls sign free agent Mike Dunleavy by waiving veteran guard Rip Hamilton.

Guests:
- Charles Thomas, ABC-7 News
- Kate Grossman, Chicago Sun-Times
- Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM
- Dan McGrath, Chicago Sun-Times

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 7/12.

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

Monday, July 8:
Chicago's Bloody Holiday Weekend
Who Will Replace Ald. Dick Mell?
Employer Health Care Mandate Delayed
Toxic Food Additive?
"The Supper Club Book"
Baseball Artist
Viewer Feedback: 7/8

Tuesday, July 9:
IL General Assembly Overturns Quinn's Veto on Concealed Carry
- IL Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn's Concealed Carry Veto
- IL House Overrides Quinn's Concealed Carry Veto
IG Says City Stonewalling Garbage Audit
Infrastructure Trust Stalled?
Chicagoans React to Turmoil in Egypt
Jeff Garlin
Portrait Artist Greta Kempton

Wednesday, July 10:
- Caption This...
Quinn Suspends Pay to IL Lawmakers for Pension Stalemate
Impact of Sequestration
Blackhawks President & GM on Stanley Cup Win
Tribune to Spin Off Newspapers
Sand Man
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Thursday, July 11:
Implementing Concealed Carry
Former Metra CEO Paid Hush Money?
The Future of MSI
"The Jungle Book"
"Hollywood on Lake Michigan"
Master Stone Carver Walter Arnold

Friday, July 12:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 7/12-7/14
- Web Extra: The Week in Review