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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 3/29

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: Week in Review with Joel Weisman, protests and politics plague Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to close 54 schools. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy introduces the latest crime-fighting tactic in hot zones: officers on foot patrol walking the beat. Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger says he’s interested in replacing convicted Cook County Commissioner William Beavers. Chicago’s housing recovery still lags the rest of the country. And in sports, a stunning win for the Bulls against the streaking Heat, while Northwestern hires Duke assistant coach Chris Collins as the Wildcats’ men’s basketball coach.

- Tom Corfman, Crain’s Chicago Business
- Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times
- Phil Rogers, NBC-5 News
- Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 3/29.

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

Monday, March 25:
- Reaction to School Closings
- Illinois Legislators on Pensions
- Inspector General Joe Ferguson
- Death By China
- Animal Inside Out
- Viewer Feedback

Tuesday, March 26:
- The Future of Chicago Public Schools
- CTA President Forrest Claypool
- Reshoring
- Northerly Island Pavilion Expansion
- Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Wednesday, March 27:
- Massive Rally Held to Protest School Closings
- The Impact of School Closings & Protests
- Marriage Equality
- Legislation Could Cause Natural Gas Rate Hike
- Groundbreaking Research on Importance of Bacteria
- Fashion and The Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto

Thursday, March 28:
- City Nets $100M Loan to Spruce Up Riverwalk
- Illinois Prison Overcrowding
- New Film Tells Story of India's Water Crisis
- Catholic Church Demolition Plans Spark Protests
- Shakespeare with a Hip-Hop Infusion
- Norma's House of Glass
- Viewer Feedback

Friday, March 29:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 3/29 – 3/31
- Web Extra: The Week in Review