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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/9

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, lawmakers will lose at least one more paycheck as their battle with Gov. Pat Quinn plays out in court. Chicago Public Schools cuts the number of mandated tests down to 10 from 25, a change teachers and parents welcome. Lowering the speed limit on North Lake Shore Drive and creating separate paths for bikers and walkers stirs debate. Judging by the record attendance, Lollapalooza was a raging success. But music purists decry the commercialization of the 3-day music fest in Grant Park. And in sports, Major League Baseball’s doping scandal takes center stage at U.S. Cellular Field when the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez steps to the plate after being handed a 211-game suspension.

- Kate Grossman, Chicago Sun-Times
- Jim DeRogatis, WBEZ
- Perri Small, WVON
- Mike Mulligan, 670 The Score & Chicago Tribune

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/9.

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

Monday, August 5:
All the Babe's Men
Impact of CPS Layoffs
Blagojevich Attorney Len Goodman
Lollapalooza 2013
Viewer Feedback: Medical Marijuana & City Budget

Tuesday, August 6:
RTA Overhaul
The Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli
Neighbor Carts
Jazz Saxophonist James Carter

Wednesday, August 7:
- Web Extra: Dawn on a Tall Ship
Wicker Park Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens
The Future of Newspapers
Terror Threat
Sonia Antolec
Paul Natkin
Summer Dining 101

Thursday, August 8:
- Web Extra: Cubs First Night Game
Illinois State Fair
IL Governor's Race & Pension Reform
My Block, My Hood, My City
Behind the Scenes on a Tall Ship
Solo In The 70s
The Jungle Book
Viewer Feedback: CPS Layoffs & Blagojevich

Friday, August 9:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 8/9 – 8/11
- Web Extra: The Week in Review