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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/2

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7:00 pm, lawmakers file a lawsuit against Gov. Pat Quinn after he withholds their paychecks due to their inability to pass pension reform. Chicago’s budget deficit could balloon to more than a billion dollars if the pension system isn’t overhauled. Illinois becomes the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana. A possible change to the state fire code requiring sprinklers in high-rises built before 1975 sparks controversy. Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. refuses to apologize for inflammatory remarks he made in Florida after George Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict. And in sports, the Bears stage a fan-friendly training camp practice at Soldier Field.

- Charles Thomas, ABC-7 News
- Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune
- Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times
- Jim Litke, Associated Press

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/2.

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

Monday, July 29:
Egyptian Authorities Kill 72 Protesters
Ad Firm Merger
Congressional Budget Cuts Threaten Great Lakes
Every Day is Election Day
Artist Leo Segedin
Viewer Feedback: Fire Sprinkler Requirements

Tuesday, July 30:
Mayor Touts Drop in CTA Absenteeism on Heels of New Fare System Launch
Analysis of Pope Francis' Remarks on Gay Priests
Lake Shore Drive Redesign
Chicago’s Library Chief on Changes Ahead
City Inoculates Ash Trees
Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews

Wednesday, July 31:
Quinn Responds to Madigan & Cullerton's Lawsuit
The Public/Private Pendulum
Local Store Closed for Gang Activity
Chicago's Protest Culture
- Web Extra: Cats at Work Project
"Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom"
Jeff Garlin

Thursday, August 1:
- Web Series Premiere: Chicago Tonight’s “Field Trip"
Quinn Signs Medical Marijuana Bill
City Budget Director on Shortfall and Plans
Latest News from Outer Space
Early Signs of Alzheimer's
Growing Power Chicago
Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

Friday, August 2:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 8/2 – 8/4
- Web Extra: The Week in Review