Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Dec. 11

Joel Weisman and his panel discuss Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s apology in the wake of the Laquan McDonald crisis and other top stories of the week.

Outraged community members aren’t accepting Emanuel’s apology and protesters continue to take to the streets calling for Emanuel’s ouster. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice opens a sweeping probe of Chicago Police Department patterns and practices going back decades. State lawmakers propose a “Recall Rahm” bill.

Also, the search for a new CPD superintendent starts and aldermen in the Black Caucus demand the appointment of an African-American as superintendent. Speaker of the House Mike Madigan floats the return of the 5-percent personal income tax. Chicago teachers vote on a strike authorization. And in sports, a look at what’s behind Patrick Kane’s historic point streak.

Panel
Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune
Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7 News
Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Sun-Times
Mike Mulligan, 670 The Score and the Chicago Tribune


Each week, the conversation continues online in our web extra video. Below, the panel takes a closer look at Donald Trump’s explosive proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States and who the Republican nominee could be if they GOP reject Trump.