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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 4/26

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7:00 pm, Illinois drivers could soon be hitting the gas with a proposal to hike the speed limit to 70 miles per hour. The head of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus throws his support behind the same-sex marriage bill. Controversy surrounds a DePaul professor and her scathing portrayal of Chicago. Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez teams up with Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to push immigration reform. CPS students boycott taking standardized tests to protest school closings based in part on test scores. Illinois businesses hear a sales pitch from Texas Gov. Rick Perry, while Boeing starts to bounce back from its Dreamliner nightmare. And in sports, the Blackhawks win the Presidents’ Trophy for earning the most points during the NHL regular season.

- Paula Gomez, Univision
- David Greising, Reuters
- Mary Ann Ahern, NBC-5 Chicago
- Jim Litke, Associated Press

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 4/26.

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

Monday, April 22:

- Rep. Paul Ryan Takes Fight for Immigration Reform to Chicago
- First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley
- Chicago Housing Authority Re-imagines Public Housing, Again
- Chris Collins
- Stop! It's Ginger Time
- Eliza Fournier

Tuesday, April 23:

- Texas Gov. Tries to Lure IL Businesses
- Defending Terror
- Taking on Chicago
- Relentless
- Viewer Feedback: 4/23

Wednesday, April 24:

- Privatization Transparency Ordinance
- IL Lawmakers on Latest Springfield News
- Chicago Business News: 4/24
- Rachel Barton Pine
- Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews
- Viewer Feedback: 4/24
- Web Exclusive: Chicago Tonight's 29th Anniversary

Thursday, April 25:

- Aldermen Taking on Mayoral Oversight
- Impact of Sequestration Cuts on Local Airports
- Brokers of Deceit
- Cartoonist Scott Stantis Wins National Award
- Color Bind
- Greg Kot on Summer Festivals
- Viewer Feedback: 4/25

Friday, April 26:

- Weekend Events Around Town: 4/26-4/28
- Web Extra: The Week in Review