Top Stories of 2013

Phil Ponce talks with Chicago Tonight reporters and correspondents -- Elizabeth Brackett, Brandis Friedman, Eddie Arruza and Paris Schutz -- about the top stories of 2013, and a look ahead to 2014.


Check out our links to 2013 highlights below.

CHICAGO CRIME:

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy

Feb 7, 2013

Two Suspects Charged in Hadiya Pendleton Murder

Feb 12, 2013

Chicago's Code of Silence

Feb 12, 2013

Police Superintendent McCarthy on Gun Control

Feb 14, 2013

Hadiya Pendleton’s Mother Raises her Voice

Feb 28, 2013

CompStat

Dec 19, 2013

ILLINOIS ECONOMY:

Illinois Has Nation's Worst Credit Rating

Jan 28, 2013

Illinois Bond Sale Delayed

Jan 30, 2013

Chicago's Debt Rating Downgraded

Jul 18, 2013

Chicago vs. Detroit

Jul 22, 2013

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR'S RACE:

2014 Illinois Gubernatorial Election

ILLINOIS PENSION REFORM:

Historic Pension Reform Bill Approved

Dec 3, 2013

IL House Passes Pension Reform

Dec 3, 2013

IL Senate Passes Pension Reform

Dec 3, 2013

Reaction to Pension Reform Vote

Dec 3, 2013

Pension Reform Analysis

Jan 7, 2013

Is Pension Reform Deal Unconstitutional?

Dec 9, 2013

MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN ILLINOIS:

IL Senate Approves Gay Marriage Bill

Feb 14, 2013

Marriage Equality

Mar 27, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Nov 5, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois

Nov 6, 2013

Gov. Quinn Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Nov 20, 2013

CHICAGO SCHOOLS:

Chicago Public Schools to Announce Closings

Feb 13, 2013

CPS Transition Plan Underway

Mar 14, 2013

Reaction to School Closings

Mar 25, 2013

CPS Calls for New Charter Schools

Aug 14, 2013

TRANSPORTATION: METRA & CTA:

Metra Executive's Departure

Jun 25, 2013

Metra CEO’s Severance Package Raises Eyebrows

Jun 25, 2013

Former Metra CEO Paid Hush Money?

Jul 11, 2013

Former Metra CEO's Memo Alleges Political Pressure

Jul 15, 2013

Former Metra CEO Probed on Controversial Memo

Jul 17, 2013

New Metra Board

Dec 17, 2013

CTA Launches Ventra

Sep 9, 2013

CTA on Ventra Glitch, Third Rail, & BRT

Sep 18, 2013

Ventra Glitches & Confusion

Oct 9, 2013

Ventra Problems

Oct 29, 2013

Ventra Plan

Nov 5, 2013

Ventra Special

Dec 5, 2013

CHICAGO MAYOR:

Evaluating the Mayor

May 13, 2013

ENVIRONMENT: PETCOKE & LAKE LEVELS:

Great Lakes Hit by Lowest Water Levels in History

Jan 24, 2013

Impact of Low Lake Levels on Chicago River

Jan 28, 2013

Great Lakes Water Levels

Mar 19, 2013

Chicago's Newest Harbor

Sep 10, 2013

Waukegan Harbor

Jun 24, 2013

Petroleum Coke

Oct 17, 2013

Petcoke Update

Dec 11, 2013

Petcoke Removed from Calumet River

Dec 18, 2013

CULTURE: REMEMBERING FAMOUS CHICAGOANS:

Remembering Roger Ebert

Apr 4, 2013

Reactions to Roger Ebert's Passing

Apr 4, 2013

Charlie Trotter Dies

Nov 5, 2013

Food Writers Remember Charlie Trotter

Nov 5, 2013

Remembering Charlie Trotter

Nov 11, 2013