The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines; Governor Quinn is backing Paul Simon's daughter, Sheila, for his running mate; Illinois lawmakers finally pass pension reforms; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan allegedly kept a clout list of requests to get into coveted Chicago magnet schools; President Obama signs historic health care legislation; an alleged beating by off-duty Chicago police officers was caught on tape; and the Cubs and Sox Opening Day lineups are taking shape.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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March 19, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines; Governor Quinn wants lawmakers to work during their spring break to vote on his tax hike; teachers accuse Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman of using scare tactics during the budget crisis; Chicago's unemployment rate is now nearly 12 percent; full body scanners arrive at O'Hare Airport; and the Bulls and Blackhawks playoff push is stalled by major injuries.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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March 12, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Governor Quinn calls for a 33% income tax hike; CTA drivers are among the highest paid in the country; a racist yard sign infuriates neighbors; one of Chicago's underperforming public high schools is in the middle of a scandal where grades were allegedly inflated; and Derrick Rose is the latest Bulls player to be battling an injury.

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Chicago Business

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Chicago Business

It's not just homeowners who are hurting because of a tough real estate market -- downtown office buildings are feeling the pinch, too. Kris Kridel joins us with the details, plus the rest of the week's business news.

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Killerspin

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March 01, 2010 - Killerspin

We meet a Chicago man who wants to change the way America thinks about table tennis.

Where to play ping pong/table tennis in Chicago

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: As the state's budget crisis continues to grow, support is growing for a major income tax hike; legislation to end free CTA rides for all seniors is moving forward in Springfield; 8 underperforming Chicago Public Schools are set to be closed or completely overhauled; O'Hare airport gets full body scanners; Mayor Daley suggests privatizing parts of pricey McCormick Place; and the Cubs and Sox are working off the rust in spring training.

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News Analysis: Full Body Scanners

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February 24, 2010 - News Analysis: Full Body Scanners

Full body scanners will be installed at O'Hare in the coming weeks. Carol Marin and her panel take a closer look at what they do, how they do it, and why they make some people nervous.

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Underground Supper Clubs

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February 24, 2010 - Underground Supper Clubs

A unique dining experience is coming to a table near you. We go inside the secretive world of underground supper clubs.

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New Credit Card Rules

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February 22, 2010 - New Credit Card Rules

New credit card reforms designed to protect consumers went into effect today. We talk to the Chicago Tribune's personal finance columnist about the changes.

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Chicago Business

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Chicago Business

It is not just homeowners who are feeling the pinch of a tough real estate market -- lots of hotels in Chicago are on the brink as well. WBBM Newsradio 780's Kris Kridel joins us with the details of that story, plus the rest of the week's business news.

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Chicago Business

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March 16, 2010 - Chicago Business

Foreclosures in Illinois were up 22 percent in February. WBBM Newsradio's Kris Kridel tells us how that figure compares to the rest of the nation when she joins us with the week's top business stories.

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News Analysis: Race for Governor

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News Analysis: Race for Governor

Now that State Senator Kirk Dillard has conceded to State Senator Bill Brady, the Republican ticket for the general election is set. Carol Marin breaks down the race for governor.

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Alexi Giannoulias

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias joins us to discuss what role he played in his now-struggling family bank.

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Chicago Business

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There was a time, not too long ago, when many Chicagoans swore they would never shop at the State Street Macy's that took over the space from Marshall Field. Kris Kridel tells us why it seems like the city has a short memory when she joins us with the week's business news.

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Architect Jeanne Gang

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February 24, 2010 - Architect Jeanne Gang

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang's Chicago highrise, Aqua, tops a 2009 list of international "skyscrapers of the year." We revisit our recent interview with the architect.

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School Closings

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February 24, 2010 - School Closings

Eddie Arruza has the latest from the Chicago Board of Education on the school closings.

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News Analysis: CTA Finances

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February 23, 2010 - News Analysis: CTA Finances

The president of the CTA's bus union and CTA President Richard Rodriguez join us to talk about what how they can work together to roll back layoffs and service cuts.

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