On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, our panel of guests discuss state and local politics, education, sports, and more.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed $500 million property tax hike will reportedly spare low- and middle-income homeowners. But his plan to provide relief needs to be approved by Springfield, which is mired in a budget standoff. The Independent Police Review Authority urges the firing of police officer Dante Servin, who fatally shot an unarmed woman—Rekia Boyd—in 2012. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez fires a county prosecutor for alleged perjury. The prosecutor is accused of lying under oath in the 2012 shooting investigation of a Chicago police officer.
Tensions flare in the investigation of the fatal shooting of Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, whose body was found more than two weeks ago. Last week the Fox Lake Police Department blasted the Lake County coroner for revealing “sensitive information” regarding the officer’s death. This week sources close to the investigation say they are reportedly investigating the death as a homicide or suicide. Gliniewicz’s son says his father was not suicidal.
Motorola Solutions Inc. announced it will move its headquarters from Schaumburg to Chicago. The move will bring 800 jobs to the city by next summer. Booze is flowing at the Taco Bell in Wicker Park; customers can purchase beer, wine, sangria and spiked Frozen Freezes along with their favorite tacos.
The Chicago Bears manage to hold their own in the season-opener against the Green Bay Packers. Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane addresses the media about sexual-assault allegations as the team begins training camp at Notre Dame.
Each week our panel continues the conversation online. In this week’s web extra, we discuss the proposed tax on ride-sharing services like Uber.
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Monday, Sept. 14
South Side Trauma Center a Victory, But Activists Continue Fight for Equity
Chicago Bears Lose Season Opener to Green Bay Packers 31-23
Chicago Teachers Union on Contract Negotiations, Likelihood of Strike
Should Chicago Accept More Syrian Refugees?
Pension Payments for Some Government Workers Continued After Death
Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Works with New Joffrey Talent
Viewer Feedback: Sept. 14
September 14, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: New Joffrey Ballet Recruits Talk Dance in an Increasingly Digital World
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Emanuel Property Tax Hike to Spare Low, Middle-Income Homeowners
US Fed Rate Hike: Will It Come in September?
Chicago Plays Host to Elite Triathletes at World Final, Championships
GOP Debate: What to Expect in Round 2
Rita Moreno Shares Stories, Honors Local Author
September 15, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Steppenwolf Poised to Open '1984' as Young Adults Show
Web exclusive: AC/DC Concert Tech, a Lifelong Cubs Fan, Returns to Wrigley Field
Web exclusive: Chicago Sells Vacant Lots for $1 as Large Lots Program Returns
Web exclusive: Photos: Bizarre Vintage Field Museum Taxidermy
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Debating the Value of PARCC Test Results
Dyett High School Hunger Strike Continues, Despite CPS Announcement
Crain’s Roundup: Motorola Plans Move to City, Developer Eyes Post Office
Rediscovered Journals of a Civil War Soldier Offer Eyewitness Accounts
State's Medical Marijuana Program Faces New Crop of Challenges
September 16, 2015 - Full Show
Thursday, Sept. 17
Madigan Rejects Emanuel on CPS Bailout
Aldermen on Emanuel’s Property Tax Hike, Potential Revenue Streams
Behind the Front Lines of ‘Ashley's War’: A Battle for Women in the Military
Expo Chicago Returns to Navy Pier this Weekend
Chicago's John Paul Stevens, the 'Unexpected Justice'
Viewer Feedback: Sept. 17
September 17, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Chicago Tonight's Weekly News Quiz: Round 6
Web exclusive: Free Pop-up Fashion Show Downtown Friday
Web exclusive: Weekend Agenda: Sept. 18-20
Web exclusive: Pattie Boyd, Henry Diltz and Carinthia West on Photography, Celebrity
Friday, Sept. 18
Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Sept. 18
Web exclusive: Top Stories of the Week: Sept. 18
Web exclusive: What Chicago Bears Fans Can Expect from Arizona Cardinals
Web exclusive: Lack of Diversity Among Chicago Stage Directors, Says Victory Gardens Theater