Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/1

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner increases his lead over Gov. Pat Quinn in the latest poll. A steep 911 phone tax hike comes in September. The CHA criticized for not issuing more housing vouchers. Lollapalooza celebrates its 10th year in Chicago. And Bulls star Derrick Rose looks impressive in his return to action with Team USA.

PANEL
-David Greising of Reuters
-Sarah Schulte of ABC 7 News
-Dan Mihalopoulos of the Chicago Sun-Times
-Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune

Watch our panel's web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/1.

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

Monday, July 28
-PACs Spar in Mayoral Race
-Pension Problems
-Retired US General Talks International Crises, Ethanol Gas
-100th Anniversary of WWI
-Building a Better Bike
-Heat of the Summer: #ChicagoStandUp
-Homegrown: Tomato Time 

Tuesday, July 29
- Bitcoin Banking Rises
- Blair Kamin on Maggie Daley Park, Lucas Museum
- Ed Paschke Art Center Opens
- Chicagoan Receives National Medal of Arts
- Illinois Wines
- Homegrown: Hidden Haricot Vert

Wednesday, July 30
-Aldermen Vote, Reduce Campaign Finance Oversight
-Cook County Sheriff Talks State’s Mental Health Problems
-Local Historian Receives National Humanities Medal
-Pete Seeger’s Letters
-Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas
-Ask Geoffrey: 7/30
-Homegrown: A Garden Mystery

Thursday, July 31
-Addressing Chicago’s Violence
-Working With Watson
-‘All Our Tragic’
-Summarizing Summer Movies
-Viewer Feedback: 7/31
-Homegrown: An Odd Vegetable

Friday, Aug. 1
-Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/1
-Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/1
-Weekend Events Around Town: 8/1-8/3