The Week In Review with Joel Weisman

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On this week's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review: Speaker Mike Madigan shoots down Governor Pat Quinn's tax hike in the veto session. Congresswoman Melissa Bean finally concedes the election. Mayoral candidates file their petitions, and Mayor Daley reacts to mayoral candidate and former CPS school board president Gery Chico's criticism of the city's schools. Facing a half-billion-dollar deficit, Cook County President-Elect Toni Preckwinkle orders all Cook County offices to slash their budgets by 21%.

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The Week In Review with Joel Weisman

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In a close contest with Alexi Giannoulias, Republican Mark Kirk takes President Obama's former Senate seat. Meanwhile, Republican congressional candidates score impressive victories in the suburbs, but Democrats maintain control of the Illinois House and Senate as they return immediately to Springfield to tackle the $13 billion budget deficit. Toni Preckwinkle wins big in the race for Cook County Board President, and Independent Forrest Claypool fails to beat Democratic Party heavyweight Joe Berrios for Cook County Assessor. In sports, the Bears are back from their bye week.

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The Week In Review with Joel Weisman

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With only 11 days until the election, the candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate come out swinging in their debates; nasty campaign ads are flooding the airwaves and we look at how they may affect voter turnoff and turnout; Tribune CEO Randy Michaels is on the way out in the wake of the alleged frat-house atmosphere at the venerable newspaper. And in sports, the Cubs sign Mike Quade as club manager, bypassing fan favorite Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, and the Bears' porous offensive line spells trouble for quarterback Jay Cutler.

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The Week In Revew With Joel Weisman

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On tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review -- President Obama headlines an Alexi Giannoulias fundraiser here as the Democratic Senate candidate prepares to debate his opponent Mark Kirk this weekend; Governor Pat Quinn is on a roll -- getting teachers union and Sun-Times endorsements as Bill Brady launches three new television ads aimed at Quinn's early prisoner release debacle; concerns are raised by reports that Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman will leave his post before the end of the school year; Rahm Emanuel starts his listening tour; Todd Stroger's f

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On tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review -- The campaign season heats up with Governor Quinn fighting back in response to Bill Brady's criticism of the union deal; dueling ads get ugly in the race for Barack Obama's old Senate seat; Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s mayoral hopes fade in light of renewed accusations of an improper Senate seat deal along with new allegations that he had a fundraiser pay to fly a female "acquaintance" to Chicago; rumors circulate that Rahm Emanuel is leaving his White House post next month to run for mayor, and Sheriff Tom Dart is coy about his own poss

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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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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 this week's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: Governor Pat Quinn says his election victory is a mandate for a tax hike, but Republicans scoff at his spin. Danny Davis is chosen as the so-called consensus mayoral candidate by some African American leaders, but Carol Moseley Braun and James Meeks are in the race to stay. The CTA looks at selling naming rights to stations and routes to ease the agency's perpetual budget crunch, and now Metra is considering the same. And in sports, the Bears gear up for Brett Favre and the Vikings.

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On tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review -- Midterm elections are fast approaching and cliffhangers remain in key races. We recap this week's news in the Governor's race, as Pat Quinn tries to close in on Bill Brady. We recount the heated debate between Senate candidates Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias as polling continues to show them neck-and-neck. We also take a look at key House races, and what early voter turnout indicates about how the races will be decided.

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On tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review: Vice President Joe Biden in Chicago to campaign for Governor Quinn who trails his GOP challenger, Bill Brady, by 9 points in the most recent poll; First Lady Michelle Obama stops here to raise money for Senate hopeful Alexi Giannoulias. Mayor Daley's final budget address to the City Council focuses on closing the budget shortfall by raiding the last of the reserves fund and using TIF funds; murder charges dropped against Lynwood cop Brian Dorian who was released from jail as the hunt to for the honeybee killer resumes.

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The Week In Review with Joel Weisman

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A big week in Politics: The race for mayor focusing on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who's finally leaving Washington. But his residency may become an issue. A new CNN/Time poll indicates both the race for Senate and Governor are virtually tied. The highly controversial Health Care Reform finally becomes a reality but will it mean benefit cuts at McDonald's? And in sports, the still-undefeated Bears beat the penalty-plagued Packers.

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September 17, 2010 - The Week In Review With Joel Weisman

On tonight's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review -- Frustrated cops complained to Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis about a manpower shortage; the field of possible mayoral contenders grew more crowded with State Senator Rickey Hendon officially jumping into the race, while former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., and State Senator Rev. James Meeks are all mulling bids; and the CTA cut more than 70 jobs in an effort to balance the 2011 budget.

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The Week In Review With Joel Weisman

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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

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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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