The Week in Review with Joel Weisman

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, we look back at Richard M. Daley's biggest accomplishments and multiple scandals over 22 years as Chicago mayor. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel releases a transition report, long on ambition and short on details. Sears threatens to leave Illinois, unless the state ponies up to keep thousands of jobs here. And in sports, Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose dominate Thursday's game to win the series against Atlanta. Now the Bulls will feel the heat of Miami and LeBron James in the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, President Obama releases his birth certificate, then makes a whirlwind trip to Chicago to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Rod Blagojevich's retrial jury is shaping up, minus the one so-called "Oprah juror." Joking with reporters, the former governor called her tickets to one of the Queen of Talk's last shows, "f***ing golden." Rahm Emanuel says everyone must sacrifice in tough times -- including arts organizations. And in sports, the Bulls move on while the Blackhawks end their playoff comeback in an overtime heartbreaker.

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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 major education reform deal is struck in Springfield. Will it lead to longer school days for Chicago school children? The Reverend Jesse Jackson denies discrimination allegations made against him. Should motorists with gas guzzlers pay more for city stickers? And in sports, the Sox can't seem to hold a lead, the Bulls soar to the NBA's best record and the Hawks try to hang on in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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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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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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After 22 years, Mayor Daley lays down his gavel at an emotional City Council meeting. Meanwhile, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel fills out his cabinet by naming an outsider from Newark, Garry McCarthy, as Chicago Police Superintendent. The Illinois House defeats a concealed carry bill after Governor Quinn promises to veto it. Rod Blagojevich's retrial is underway as he continues to make his case to the public. And the Bulls' Derrick Rose is crowned the youngest MVP ever -- as his team battles the Atlanta Hawks in round two of the playoffs.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Rod Blagojevich's retrial is underway. There are reports he wants to make his own closing arguments. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel names key officials for his incoming administration, including a controversial pick to run the Chicago Public Schools. And it was a big week in Chicago sports with the Bulls and Blackhawks fighting in round one of their respective playoffs.

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This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel-backed candidates win big in Tuesday's aldermanic runoff election, and he also responds to emperor claims. Mayor Daley and Emanuel speak out against concealed carry legislation. Meanwhile, Caterpillar, one of the state's largest manufacturer's says it will stay put in Peoria. And in sports, the Cubs and Sox open the baseball season, while the Bulls look to finish strong -- and on top of the Eastern Conference.

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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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