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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/23

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, safety concerns loom as Chicago Public Schools students return to class on Monday. Will the Safe Passage routes be effective? To curb gang violence, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk proposes a Chicago-based anti-gang coordinator under the ATF. Drivers on Illinois’ rural interstates can now legally drive 70 miles per hour. State Sen. Kwame Raoul considers a run for governor; Chicago housing prices are up; while the Metra saga drags on. And in sports, the White Sox prepare to host the Rangers in Major League Baseball’s 7th annual Civil Rights Game.

- Charles Thomas, ABC-7 News
- Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times
- David Greising, Reuters
- Evan Moore, ChicagoSide Sports

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/23.

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

Monday, August 19:
Former City Comptroller Indicted on Corruption Charges
Whittier Field House Demolished
Blair Kamin on Navy Pier, DePaul Arena & More
Viewer Feedback: Jackson Jr. Sentencing & Safe Passage

Tuesday, August 20:
Emanuel Grilled on Comptroller Indictment
Kwame Raoul Mulls IL Governor Race
Collision 2012
CVS Opens Local Pharmacy Distribution Center
Chef Rick Bayless

Wednesday, August 21:
Alex Clifford Wants His Job Back
Analysis of RTA Audit & Future of Metra
Al Jazeera America
McCormick Place Debuts Midwest’s Largest Rooftop Garden
Political Cartoonists
Web Extra: Remembering Ralph Childs

Thursday, August 22:
- First Day of School Looms For CPS
- McCormick Place Expansion
- CEO Pay
- Michael Shannon
- The Drawing Workshop
- Billiard Girl
- Web Extra: Marian McPartland at Ravinia, 2000

Friday, August 23:
- Web Extra: The Week in Review
- Weekend Events Around Town: 8/23 – 8/25