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The battle to repeal the Cook County soda tax is prolonged. Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich breaks his silence from behind bars. The hard sell for Amazon’s huge headquarters is underway. And the Cubs hang on to a division lead.

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Rauner slams Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville. The battle over school funding ramps up. Lawmakers try to stamp out the soda tax. And the Cubs hold a slim lead in the National League Central division. 

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Gov. Rauner wants reforms in exchange for tax hikes. CPS sues the state over discrimination. Chicago violence takes center stage again. And players report to spring training. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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The Department of Justice releases its report on the Chicago Police Department. President Barack Obama delivers a farewell speech while Donald Trump holds his first press conference as president-elect. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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The Springfield standoff turns even uglier as Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes $215 million in CPS pension relief. Chicago’s deadly year surpasses 700 murders. And Jay Cutler is set to have season-ending surgery. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Holy cow! The Cubs kill the curse and win the World Series. Throngs celebrate with a massive parade and rally. Candidates make a final campaign push amid tightening presidential polls. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Campaigning is at full throttle. The Chicago ethics board throws aldermen a curveball over Cubs tickets. And the Cubs return to the Friendly Confines for the World Series. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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A costly deal averts a teachers strike. The mayor paints a rosy picture of city finances, but the county budget is grim. Donald Trump threatens to sue the New York Times. And the Cubs advance to the NLCS. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk dumps presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Former Gov. Jim Edgar urges civility and compromise in Springfield. Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks for property tax rebates. And the Cubs soar as the Sox sink.

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Chicago's new top cop calls ongoing violence "unacceptable," while more Chicagoans disapprove of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's leadership. Host Eddie Arruza and guests discuss these stories and more in this week's show.

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The Chicago Police Department faces a scathing review from a reform task force that says many Chicagoans believe officers are "fundamentally racist." Joel Weisman and guests discuss this story and more on this week's show.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s top headlines.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists talk about women’s soccer in light of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team winning the World Cup. Chicago Sun-Times reporter Natasha Korecki plays soccer regularly.

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For the third time in six seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions. Duncan Keith is the playoff MVP and scores the game-winning goal in the decisive Game 6. Associated Press National Sportswriter Jim Litke joins us to talk about how they did it, put the team's accomplishments in historical perspective, and look at whether or not they could do it again next year.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the Burge police torture reparations package. They also delve into the impact of director Spike Lee's upcoming movie that will reportedly be called Chiraq.

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Joel Weisman and his guests discuss the news of the week. In the final days of the mayoral runoff campaigns, what are the candidates' last-minute ads and strategies? And will aldermanic runoffs in 18 wards affect turnout? Indiana's Religious Freedom law continues to be controversial. All that and more on The Week in Review.