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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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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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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February 12, 2010 - The Week in Review

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Democrats are jockeying for the Lieutenant Governor's ballot spot vacated by Scott Lee Cohen; Mayor Daley orders a budget review of the Chicago Police Department and wants to give the city's Inspector General the power to investigate aldermen; CTA service cuts are making for a longer commute; the Chicago Auto Show rolls into town; and former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas announces his retirement.

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January 29, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines; Primary election voters will be heading to the polls on Tuesday; President Obama refocuses on the economy during his State of the Union address; Ford is adding 1,200 new jobs at its Torrence Avenue plant on Chicago's South Side; Chicago area home sales are on the rise; Mayor Daley canceled the traditional July 3rd fireworks extravaganza this week; and the surging Bulls are turning their season around.

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January 15, 2010 - The Week in Review

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: The primary election is now less than 3 weeks away; Governor Quinn renews his call for a tax hike in the State of the State address; the Chicago Public Schools will spend $60 million on citizen patrols; lawmakers are demanding major changes at McPier, the agency that runs pricey McCormick Place; the Bears are rebuffed by top coaching candidates; and Sammy Sosa's home run derby buddy, Mark McGwire, admits that he used steroids.

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December 18, 2009 - The Week in Review

On tonight's program, Joel and his panel look back at the biggest stories of 2009. From the shocking fall of former Governor Rod Blagojevich to Chicago's stunning 2016 Olympic defeat to a sour economy, the year was packed with plenty of news. Be sure to tune in to our annual year-in-review edition of the Week in Review.

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December 04, 2009 - The Week in Review

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Dueling Democrats turning up the rhetoric in the governor's race; Illinois trying to stave off an Asian carp invasion; Cook County commissioners slash president Todd Stroger's controversial sales tax hike; Chicago's rainy-day parking meter fund is nearly depleted already; Brian Urlacher has some harsh criticism for the Bears woes; and the Tiger Woods saga is drawing worldwide attention.

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November 13, 2009 - The Week in Review

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: The CTA avoids fare hikes but service cuts and layoffs are still looming; Jeanine Nicarico's killer, Brian Dugan, gets the death penalty; Governor Quinn decides to release prisoners early; Congressman Danny Davis bows out of the race for Cook County Board President; Chicago's magnet school admission policies are revamped; and another devastating loss puts the Bears season on the brink.

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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

Tonight's panel discusses the week's top headlines; U.S. Senate hopeful Alexi Giannoulias' family bank is on the brink of collapse; Chicago's longstanding hand gun ban is facing a Supreme Court challenge; the University of Illinois is considering hiking their tuition 20%; Chicago ministers are throwing their support behind another Walmart; and Bulls players are battling the injury bug.

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

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: George Ryan's wife reaches out to President Obama to release the former governor from prison early; Mayor Daley is letting the public apply for open aldermanic seats; more controversy is brewing in the race for lieutenant governor; Governor Quinn signs a bill that ousts the entire McCormick Place board; red-light cameras are being scrutinized by lawmakers in Springfield; and the Bulls were busy at the trade deadline.

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February 05, 2010 - The Week in Review

Joel and his panel discuss Tuesday's primary election results: Governor Quinn wins a razor-thin victory against Dan Hynes; Quinn's running mate for Lieutenant Governor, Scott Lee Cohen, is generating plenty of publicity because of his arrest record for domestic battery; Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard are locked in a statistical dead heat; Toni Preckwinkle topples embattled incumbent Todd Stroger in the race for Cook County Board President; and Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias are set to square off for President Obama's old U.S. Senate seat.

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January 22, 2010 - The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

Be sure to tune in at 9pm tonight, right after a special 2-hour telethon for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. On tonight's program: Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines; Candidates have launched a wave of negative ads in the final days leading up to the primary election; 14 underperforming Chicago Public Schools are going to be either closed, consolidated, or overhauled; Drew Peterson was back in court this week as lawyers argued about hearsay evidence; McCormick Place may lose yet another major convention; and the red-hot Blackhawks are the talk of the NHL.

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January 08, 2010 - The Week in Review

Tonight's panel discusses the week's top headlines: the Chicago Sun-Times endorses Governor Quinn in the upcoming primary election; the University of Illinois is in a major cash crunch; a lawsuit claims that the CTA's funding formula is racist; many McPier employees are making six-figure salaries as conventions flock from pricey McCormick Place; the Bears stand by beleaguered head coach Lovie Smith; and Cubs legend Andre Dawson is heading to the Hall of Fame.

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December 11, 2009 - The Week in Review

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's re-election bid suffers a set-back after a new poll of Democratic primary voters shows him in third place; Governor Quinn signed a sweeping law this week that limits campaign donations; Illinois now has the second-worst bond rating in the nation; Chicago is battling the bitter cold; and Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro is on the hot seat after the team loses 9 of their last 10 games.

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November 20, 2009 - The Week In Review

Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Oprah Winfrey ending her talk show in 2011; Chicago School Board President Michael Scott's apparent suicide shocks the city; the Cook County Board votes to roll back the controversial sales tax hike; major conventions continue to leave McCormick Place for less expensive locales; and the Bears season on life support.

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