Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 11/8

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, the Illinois legislature legalizes gay marriage but takes no action to ease the pension crisis.  Trailblazing chef Charlie Trotter dies suddenly at age 54.  Senator Mark Kirk makes his first senate speech since his 2012 stroke.  The fatal shooting of a Los Angeles TSA screener prompts calls for arming TSA screeners in Chicago.  Local food chains prepare for life after Dominick’s.  And in sports, Jay Cutler will start against the Lions after the Bears beat Packers without him. The Cubs name a new manager and want more money from WGN.

- Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune
- Charles Thomas,  ABC-7
- Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
- Dan McGrath, Chicago Sun-Times

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 11/8.

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

Monday, November 4:
- Veto Session Preview
- Tribune Investigation: City’s Debt Splurge
- Suburban Poverty
- City Council Office of Financial Analysis
- Monsters of Midway
- Steven Van Zandt
- Viewer Feedback: State Employee Pensions
- Web Extra: The Art of the Terrorist

Tuesday, November 5:
- Same-Sex Marriage Vote
- Charlie Trotter Dies
- Food Writers Remember Charlie Trotter
- Ventra Plan
- Poverty and the Brain
- "Big Cat" Williams on Bears vs. Packers

Wednesday, November 6:
- Veto Session Check-In
- Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois
- Forest Preserve Restoration
- The Singing Astronaut
- Hedy Weiss: Theater Reviews
- Ask Geoffrey: 11/6
- Web Extra: Exuberant “Rascals” Return to the Spotlight

Thursday, November 7:
- Combating Street Violence
- Native American Sports Mascots
- Bitcoin
- Joshua DuBois
- Chris Jones
- Viewer Feedback: 11/7

Friday, November 8:
- Web Extra: The Week in Review: 11/8
- Weekend Events Around the Town: 11/8 – 11/10