The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, the CHA's most notorious public housing project, Cabrini-Green, is being torn down. Mayor Daley's trying to slash costs, this time by cutting rat patrol crews. Meanwhile, Chicago's Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discuss consolidating elections and health care service to save millions. Winnetka debates affordable housing there. Illinois schools are hoarding billions in cash. And in sports, baseball is back!

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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Nearly every Friday morning for four and a half years, two Chicago nuns have led a vigil at the place where undocumented immigrants are processed before being deported. Jay Shefsky brings us their story.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Police Superintendent Jody Weis steps down on the final day of his contract. Mayor Daley taps former top cop Terry Hillard as Weis' temporary replacement. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he'll have his picks for both police and school superintendent by his inauguration day. Former governor George Ryan talks about his death penalty decisions as Gov. Quinn mulls over abolishing it permanently. Gas prices spike, and air traffic controllers are making more close-call mistakes at O'Hare airport. And in sports, the Bears cut Tommie Harris.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, the tone turns nasty in the final days of the mayoral campaign. In a rally for Gery Chico, a union leader calls Rahm Emanuel a "Wall Street Judas." Mayor Daley says that's anti-Semitic. But Chico, who has three Jewish daughters, disagrees. Just weeks after a major income tax increase, Gov. Pat Quinn's $52.7 billion budget includes tough cuts and billions in borrowing. And in sports, Super Bowl Bears great Dave Duerson is found dead. Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville is hospitalized. And the Bulls beat the league's best.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, the Blizzard of 2011 takes Chicago by storm, absolutely paralyzing the city. The third largest blizzard ever caused complete chaos on Lake Shore Drive, with hundreds of stranded drivers and abandoned cars. As the city continues to dig out, some blame city officials for not shutting down the historic thoroughfare sooner. Meanwhile, the mayoral race turns nasty with Carol Moseley Braun accusing opponent Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins of being a crack addict -- then apologizing to her opponent.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Carol Moseley Braun says Bill Clinton campaigning here for Rahm Emanuel betrays the former president's relationship with his African-American supporters. Meanwhile, Emanuel pulls ahead of Braun and his other rivals in the latest Tribune poll. Also, what Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Chicago means for the city. United and American Airlines sue the city of Chicago to postpone the $3.4 billion second phase of the O'Hare Modernization Project.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: a judge rules mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel can stay on the ballot, but the battle rages on in court. Meanwhile, Carol Moseley Braun flip-flops and releases her tax returns, which show she is in deep financial trouble. An income tax hike looks like it's a done deal, courtesy of the lame-duck Springfield session. President Obama names Bill Daley as his new White House Chief of Staff. A surprising new report reveals $820,000 of lavish spending on parties, booze and a bug sweep under former Chicago School Board presidents.

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On this week's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: Chicago celebrates the life and legacy of Cubs great Ron Santo. Is Rahm Emanuel ducking debates as his legal team prepares to fend off the dozens who are bent on knocking him off the ballot? New Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios is under fire for hiring his son and sister after his swearing-in -- they join his daughter, who is already on his staff. Opponents want to blow away the winter tradition of claiming dibs on shoveled parking spaces.

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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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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, aldermanic runoff candidates make their final push for City Council, while Rahm Emanuel asks if the number of aldermen should be cut in half. Gas prices soar, with experts wondering if $5 a gallon is just around the corner. The University of Illinois approves another tuition hike. Groupon's president surprises the business community and calls it quits. And in sports, Derrick Rose makes his case for MVP while the Chicago Bulls continue to surge.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Gov. Pat Quinn abolishes the death penalty with a stroke of his pen. An Illinois House committee has resurrected a bill allowing people to carry concealed weapons here. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Finance Committee Chair Ed Burke both plan to pour money into various aldermanic races in next month's runoff election. Rod Blagojevich asks Judge Zagel to sentence him and dismiss the counts in the former governor's upcoming corruption retrial.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review, Rahm Emanuel wins the race for mayor easily, with 55 percent of the vote, and wastes no time naming his transition team. Is his victory a sign of "post-racial politics" in Chicago? The mayor-elect also sets his sights on City Council changes and the city's issues, including pensions, the budget, schools, police and changing city services. There are 14 aldermanic runoffs, including Vice Mayor Bernie Stone in the 50th ward and Zoning Committee Chair Danny Solis in the 25th ward.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, the latest polls are showing mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel pulling away. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is victorious with both State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Tom Dart's budget battles. The Washington, D.C. meeting at Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's office between airline officials and Mayor Richard M. Daley didn't get very far. There's a controversy brewing over the city's blizzard clean-up priorities. And to a chorus of boos, the Bulls' Carlos Boozer returns victorious to Utah.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, the battle is over. Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel stays on the ballot with the Illinois Supreme Court's unanimous decision. An Appeals Court stops Gov. Pat Quinn's $31 billion capitol plan. Convicted former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge keeps his police pension, despite his conviction for perjury and obstruction of justice. And the Bears defend their hobbled quarterback, Jay Cutler, against the chorus of criticism from other players and disappointed fans.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: Joel Weisman and his panel analyze the state's 67 percent income tax hike. How were Democrats able to corral enough votes to pass it? Will legislative leaders have to borrow and make more cuts to bring the fiscal house back in order? Will businesses really flee for neighboring states like Wisconsin and Indiana? We'll also catch up on the mayoral race. Candidate Gery Chico unveiled his first advertisement this week, while Rahm Emanuel took a strong tack against the unions. And how about those Metra quiet cars?

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On this week's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review hosted by Phil Ponce: Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel spent almost 12 hours testifying at a hearing to determine whether he can stay on the February ballot, and the questioning ranged from the serious to the comical. His tenant contradicted some of Emanuel's testimony about the possessions the family left behind. And in a strange twist, Emanuel's real estate broker testified that the tenants demanded $100,000 to vacate the house.

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On this week's edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week In Review: legendary Cubs third baseman and broadcaster Ron Santo dies in Arizona; the Illinois legislature passes Civil Unions, granting same-sex couples some of the same rights as those currently married; police and firefighter pension reform also passes; Mark Kirk is sworn in as Illinois' junior U.S. senator; and controversial Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is out. Chicago-based Groupon is targeted to be gobbled up by Google for more than $5 billion.

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