Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 12/20

 

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, turmoil surfaces in the Chicago police union. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says crime is down but admits that the “feel safe” level is not. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the approval process for concealed carry is deeply flawed. Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner spends $1.5 million on TV ads.  Cardinal Francis George marks 50 years as a priest. Legendary DJ Larry Lujack is dead at 73. And in sports, Marc Trestman’s QB gamble pays off as the division-leading Bears head for Philadelphia.

Guests:
- Charles Thomas, ABC-7 News
- Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times
- Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times
- Lester Munson, ESPN

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 12/20.

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

Monday, December 16:
Overcrowding at Cook County Jail
Ivo Daalder
Artifice
"Big Cat" Williams on Bears vs. Browns
Tarell Alvin McCraney
- Viewer Feedback: Ashland BRT

Tuesday, December 17:
Concealed Carry Complications
New Metra Board
CTA's Ex-Offenders Program Ending
Days of Fire
Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Howard Tullman

Wednesday, December 18:
Federal Reserve May Slow Stimulus Program
Petcoke Removed from Calumet River
Tavi Gevinson
Ask Geoffrey: 12/18
Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Thursday, December 19:
CompStat
Police Supt. McCarthy on Chicago Crime
Emily Graslie Addresses Sexism in Science
Sacred Artist
Chef Rick Bayless
- Stocking Full of Fond Memories
- Web Series Episode 5: Chicago Tonight’s “Field Trip”: Dinosaur Discovery
- Web Extra: Remembering Larry Lujack

Friday, December 20:
- Web Extra: The Week in Review