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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 3/15

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: Week in Review with Joel Weisman, Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina is elected pope. Cook County Commissioner William Beavers is on trial for federal tax evasion. Mayor Rahm Emanuel suffers a rare defeat in his police sergeants’ union contract proposal. The SEC says Illinois is guilty of securities fraud, yet another black eye to the state’s financial reputation. The CTA prepares for the complex Ventra fare card system. And in sports, mounting injuries take their toll on the Bulls, while Big Ten men’s basketball holds court at the United Center.

- Tom Corfman, Crain’s Chicago Business
- Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times & ABC-7 News
- Robert McClory, National Catholic Reporter
- Lou Canellis, Fox 32 News

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 3/15.

Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight‘s web stories from this week:

Monday, March 11:
- Trial Begins for William Beavers
- Karen Lewis
- Sen. Durbin on Sequestration Impact
- Viewer Feedback: 3/11

Tuesday, March 12:
- Catholic World Awaits New Pope as Conclave Begins
- Helen Reddy

Wednesday, March 13:
- New Pope Elected
- Competing City Council Factions Take Shape

Thursday, March 14:
- CPS Transition Plan Underway
- Real Estate 2013: Where to Buy Now
- Water Wars
- Viewer Feedback: 3/14

Friday, March 15:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 3/15 – 3/17
- Web Extra: The Week in Review