The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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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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The Week In Review with Joel Weisman

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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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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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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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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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The Week In Review

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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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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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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