Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/30

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, turmoil persists for Chicago Public Schools with a hot first week of classes, scrutinized Safe Passage routes, and the passing of a controversial budget. Protesters call for equality and opportunity, echoing the sentiments in Washington, where the country marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. A special committee of Springfield lawmakers takes baby steps on pension reform. Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bill Daley ramp up for the governor’s race. Metra names a longtime “railroad man” interim CEO, while students experience glitches with CTA’s new Ventra card. And in sports, the White Sox stage a late-season surge and the Bears wrap up the preseason.

Guests:
- John McCarron, Chicago Tribune
- Robert Jordan, WGN
- Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune
- Dan McGrath, Chicago Sun-Times

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/30.

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

Monday, August 26:
First Day of School
Barbara Byrd-Bennett
CPS Students Begin New School Year
Honeybee Rescuer
- Web Extra: Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
Pregnancy Myths, Debunked
Viewer Feedback: McCormick Place Expansion, RTA Audit & More

Tuesday, August 27:
Chicago Heat
Syrian Conflict
Shuttered Schools
Leon and Sadie Garland
The Internet Police
Native Plant Gardens

Wednesday, August 28:
Interim Metra CEO
Advancing MLK’s Dream, Starting in Chicago
State Legislative Term Limits in Illinois
Bitcoin
Nora Dunn

Thursday, August 29:
IL Republican Party on Cusp of Change
IL Reps on Syria, Immigration & More
How To Succeed In College
Rap Class
Children's Gender Clinic
Growing Up Emanuel
Viewer Feedback: New Metra CEO & MLK

Friday, August 30:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 8/30 – 9/2
- Web Extra: The Week in Review