Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 7/18

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, the mayor’s race intensifies as Toni Preckwinkle announces she won’t run, and Karen Lewis says she’s seriously considering throwing her hat in the ring. Republican challenger Bruce Rauner finally reveals more specifics about his budget plan. Also, Navy Pier lands a $20-million naming rights deal from the Polk family. And the Chicago Bulls improve their scoring offense through free agency.

PANEL
Mick Dumke of the Chicago Reader
Charles Thomas of ABC 7 News
Hal Dardick of the Chicago Tribune
Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 7/18.

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

Monday, July 14
-Fresh Recipes from Green City Market
-Urban Prep CEO Receives BET Award
-Analyzing CPS’ 2015 Budget
-Governor Receives Ride-Sharing Bill
-Nursing Home Tied to Rauner Draws Heat
-Repairing Broken Winggz
Overwatering Caused by Nature

Tuesday, July 15
-Lakeshore Residence Mystery Uncovered
-Rebuilding History
-City Sticker Deadline Approaches
-Illinois Looks at Sentencing Reform
-State Guidelines for Medical Marijuana Approved
-Major Shake-up in Mayoral Race
-Preckwinkle Rules Out Mayoral Run
An Explosion of Growth

Wednesday, July 16
-Ask Geoffrey: 7/16
-Science Meets Cinema
-Major Exhibit for Young Chicago Artist
-Cook County Clerk Debuts New TIF Map
-Anti-Violence Investigation Continues
-Mayoral Race Toss-up
-"And if that 'Mockingbird' Don't Sing...."
Training Tomatoes

Thursday, July 17
-Remembering Broadway Icon Elaine Stritch
-Viewer Feedback: 7/17
-Lurie Garden in Summer
-Navy Pier Gets $20 Million Donation
-Chicago’s Office of Inspector General Releases Report
-Rauner Unveils Comprehensive Tax Plan
-The Power Lunch
-Conflict in the Middle East Escalates
-Malaysia Airlines Plane Crashes in Ukraine
An Enormous Plant

Friday, July 18
-Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 7/18
-Web Extra: The Week in Review: 7/18
-Weekend Events Around Town: 7/18-7/20