Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 7/26

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7:00 pm, the Chicago City Council gives Cubs ownership the green light for a $500 million Wrigley Field renovation. State Rep. Deb Mell takes over her dad’s 33rd ward aldermanic seat, while Ald. Joe Moore faces an FBI ethics probe. To try to close a billion-dollar budget deficit, Chicago Public Schools taps into one-time reserves and plans to raise property taxes. President Obama returns to economically challenged Galesburg to deliver a major speech on job growth. And in sports, the Cubs trade pitcher Matt Garza to the Rangers while the Bears open training camp in Bourbonnais.

Guests:
- Tom Corfman, Crain's Chicago Business
- Derrick Blakley, CBS Chicago
- Mary Ann Ahern, NBC-5 Chicago
- Lester Munson, ESPN

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 7/26.

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

Monday, July 22:
Ald. Moore Responds to News of Ethics Investigation
CPS Announces More Layoffs
Sen. Durbin Calls for Federal Gun Database
Chicago vs. Detroit
Mosque Alert
Chicago Skyscrapers
Viewer Feedback: Ald. Moore & BGA Investigation
- Web Extra: Remembering Dennis Farina

Tuesday, July 23:
- Wrigley Plan Faces City Council Committee
- Chicago's Rebounding Housing Market
- The Royal Baby
- Fashion Outlets of Chicago
- What Makes a Leader Great?
- Stop! It's Ginger Time

Wednesday, July 24:
- Web Extra: Ald. Moore Responds to Ethics Violations
Deb Mell Replaces Father as 33rd Ward Alderman
CPS Slashes Classroom Funding by $68 Million
Aldermanic Roundtable on City Council News
The Star Wars Connection
BlogHer
Chicago's Historic Hyde Park

Thursday, July 25:
Was Bond Rating Lowered by IL Business Leader Lobbying?
Fire Sprinkler Requirements
Billiard Girl
"The Brain Scoop"
Maria Doyle Kennedy

Friday, July 26:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 7/26-7/28
- Web Extra: The Week in Review