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September 10, 2010 - The Week in Review

Eddie Arruza serves as guest host for tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review. Topics: Daley stuns the political world by announcing he will not seek a seventh term, and several aldermen and other public officials are hinting that they want the job. President Obama says Rahm Emanuel would make a terrific Mayor. And Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias are neck and neck in the U.S. Senate race while Governor Quinn tries to close in on gubernatorial front-runner Bill Brady. And in sports, pessimism abounds as the Bears get ready to kick off the regular season.

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The Week In Review With Joel Weisman

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On this week's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review: a bombshell in the Blagojevich case, as prosecutors drop charges against Robert Blagojevich; in Rod Blagojevich's national media whirlwind tour, the former Governor vows to put on a bevy of witnesses during his second trial; Chicago housing sales took a major tumble in July, sparking fears of a double-dip recession; and Chicago Public Schools fail to obtain much-needed federal funding. And in sports, the White Sox bullpen struggles as the Cubs say so long to Sweet Lou Piniella.

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The Week In Review With Joel Weisman

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On tonight's edition of The Week in Review with Joel Weisman: The Blagojevich jury has agreed on only two of 24 counts, is deadlocked on 11 counts, and the jurors reveal they have not even discussed the 11 counts of wire fraud. We remember political powerhouse Dan Rostenkowski, who succumbed to lung cancer this week. Amid deadly violence, Chicago's year-round schools begin. Meanwhile, the new federal jobs bill heads off some teacher layoffs here. Cook County loses nearly $3 million for job-training by failing to spend the federal funds.

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July 30, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

On tonight's edition: the jury deliberates as the Blagojevich brothers wait. In politics, gubernatorial candidates Pat Quinn and Bill Brady spar over possible increases in real estate and income taxes. We take a closer look at a Chicago Sun-Times series on the toll of violence in Chicago, including the rising body count and the fact that communities are remaining silent. And in sports, baseball's trade deadline, the Blackhawks' money problems, and the red-hot White Sox.

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On tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review: The prosecution wraps up its case against Rod Blagojevich early -- the secretly recorded tapes are titillating, but are they strong enough to convict? Campaign advertising is heating up with tough ads, including one portraying Bill Brady as anti-woman and another asking if you'd trust Alexi Giannoulias with your money. Hugh Hefner is trying to take Chicago's iconic Playboy private as other suitors are in hot pursuit.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel Weisman and his panel look at the week's top stories: Governor Pat Quinn slices $1.4 billion from the state budget; City Hall moves quickly on a new gun-control ordinance for Chicago; former Police Commander Jon Burge is guilty on all counts of lying about police torture under his watch -- and one victim is already filing a suit against him and Former State's Attorney Richard Daley; Rod Blagojevich's lavish clothes spending was revealed in court, along with his plots with aides and his wife to replace Barack Obama in the U.S.

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On tonight's show: a big week in testimony in the Burge and Blagojevich trials; big teacher cuts and class size increases are looming for Chicago Public Schools unless a budget solution is found; BP gas stations in Chicago are feeling a boycott backlash; what it means for taxpayers that the state's bond rating was lowered yet again; and as Stanley Cup euphoria dies down, the Blackhawks ponder how to meet next year's salary cap.

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Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial finally gets underway; more classroom time is proposed for some Chicago Public Schools; Mark Kirk's military record now a senate campaign issue; we take a closer look at Chicago's deadly streets; and the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup quest hits a road bump.

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May 21, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: A New Trier honor student is jailed in a hit-and-run case; Cook County Board Presidential candidate Toni Preckwinkle backtracks on her pledge to eliminate the rest of the controversial county sales tax increase; Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis says he is willing to cut his $310,000 salary; Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bill Brady launches a television ad blitz; a Congressional probe is called for after a bank in President Obama's old neighborhood avoids being seized by the government; and the mighty Blackhawks are just two wins

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Guest host Eddie Arruza and his panel look back on a busy week: in an unprecedented move, former and current gang members call a press conference to push back against Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis's secret meeting with them; Mayor Daley and Weis both defend the move while Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and various aldermen are divided over the issue; and will the fallout affect Mayor Daley's presumed re-election bid?

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August 20, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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The Week In Review

Still no decision from the jurors in the Blagojevich trial. But is the media coverage too much? Mayor Daley delivers his State of City address. In it, he vows to give back $20,000 in his salary. Was the unofficial launch of his re-election campaign? And in sports, can the Blackhawks repeat without their star goalie? And was Ozzie Guillen's tirade against Major League Baseball's treatment of Latino players racist?

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On tonight's edition: Rod Blagojevich's defense team rests without putting one witness on the stand, including the former Governor himself; another Chicago police officer is killed -- the third in two months -- as he was washing a new car outside his Park Manor home; despite a promise of more police and no new taxes, Mayor Daley's popularity falls to a new low in a Chicago Tribune poll; the city digs deep into its financial reserves, leaving just $180 million from the controversial billion dollar parking meter lease deal; and Chicago-area construction resumes as the labor strike is settled.

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July 09, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel Weisman and his panel look at the week's top headlines: LeBron James disappoints Bulls fans by choosing Miami; Governor Quinn doles out raises to 35 staffers while cutting $1.4 billion in education and social services spending; undercover tapes catch Rod Blagojevich ripping Illinois voters; the CTA will get $35 million to speed downtown travel and service between the Loop and the South Side; and in other sports, it looks like the red hot White Sox will lose their pitching star Jake Peavy for the season due to a detached chest muscle.

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On tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review...the Chicago City Council Zoning Committee approves a significant deal with Walmart that could mean more than 20 stores in underserved neighborhoods. Revealing undercover tapes are played in court in the Rod Blagojevich case. U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk runs away from the media at an event this week to avoid questions about his resume. And in sports, the Blackhawks dismantle the Stanley Cup team as the Bulls welcome a new coach and trade away Kirk Hinrich.

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June 11, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel delve deeper into the week's top headlines: the triumphant Blackhawks bring the Stanley Cup home to Chicago, and the city goes crazy for the resurgent franchise; friend-turned-government witness Lon Monk testifies about elaborate moneymaking schemes in the first week of the Blagojevich trial; the Chicago Teachers Union sues the Chicago Public Schools over class sizes; and the city floats bottling and selling water from Lake Michigan.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Civic pride is swelling on the eve of the Blackhawks' first Stanley Cup appearance since 1992; state lawmakers override Governor Quinn's veto of McCormick Place work-rule reforms; Mayor Daley says he won't raise property taxes next year; the Supreme Court rules that African-American firefighter applicants in Chicago will be allowed to proceed with their discrimination case; and the local real estate market is finally starting to show some signs of life.

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