On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, aldermen offer alternatives to a property tax hike. A congestion fee, a commuter tax, and a city casino are all in the mix. Pricey politics in Illinois, with candidates’ war chests bursting. Mayor Rahm Emanuel boasts more than $7 million in his campaign fund, Governor Pat Quinn has almost $9 million, while appellate court judge Sheldon Harris spent five times his salary during his successful campaign. Longtime Deerfield-based drugstore giant Walgreens considers a move to tax-friendly Europe. And the Bulls and Blackhawks return to the playoffs.
Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight's web stories from this week:
Tuesday, April 15:
- Chicago Crafted
- The President’s Table
- Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer
- Heartbleed's Impact
- Chicago Pensions and City Council
- The State of the Arts
- Rauner Wants "Special Deal" for Police, Firefighter Pensions
Thursday, April 17:
- "The Sound of Music"
- Empty Lots for Sale in Chicago
- Organ Transplants
- Crain's Corner
- Rep. Hultgren on ACA, Common Core & More
- Will Taxpayers Foot Bill for Obama Presidential Library?