Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/29

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, an outpouring of love for Chicago’s little league champs. An often praised police commander is charged with misconduct for allegedly putting the barrel of his gun in a suspect’s mouth. Five hundred people march to protest a police shooting on the West Side. Governor Quinn says no to a tollway speed limit hike.Cardinal George cancels a trip to the Vatican for cancer treatment. Rod Blagojevich sends a note from prison to his wife Patti as they await word on his appeal. And Chicago High school graduation rates are up. In sports, scoping out Bears season, the Cubs call up another hot prospect, and the Chicago Sky advances to the second round of the WNBA playoffs. 

Panel
Christian Farr from NBC 5 Chicago
Mary Ann Ahern from NBC 5 Chicago
Perri Small of WVON Radio
Jim Litke of the Associated Press

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/22.

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

Monday, Aug 25
Architecture Upswing Hits Chicago
Roberto Clemente Remembered
Freedom of Expression and Education
Analyzing the ‘CPS Preference’ Policy
Quinn Vetoes Ride-Sharing Legislation
Celebrating Chicago’s Champions
More than War Stories

Tuesday, Aug 26
Viewer Feedback: 8/26
Pete Seeger’s Letters
Vegan Cardiologist
Growing Solutions Farm
Cops and Cameras
Exploring Space
Mayoral Campaign Kicks Off

Wednesday, Aug 27
Ask Geoffrey: 8/27
Harvest Time with Rick Bayless
’The Organized Mind’
Investing in Chicago’s Youth
City Honors Jackie Robinson West

Thursday, Aug 28
Viewer Feedback: 8/28
African Festival of the Arts Celebrates 25 Years
From Farm to Table with Rick Bayless
‘The Opening Kickoff’
O’Hare Airport Home to Goats, Llamas, More
Police Cmdr. Evans Charged With Misconduct
Candlelight Protest Addresses Diversity in River North

Friday, Aug 29
Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/29
Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/29
Weekend Events Around Town: 8/29-9/1