Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 1/17

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, from his comments on minimum wage to the revelation that he used political muscle to get his daughter into an elite Chicago school, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner endures a string of bad headlines. ObamaCare enrollment is up among Illinois residents following the October rollout debacle. Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to rage against Big Tobacco, this time cracking down on e-cigarettes and their potential harm to children. The Chicago Catholic Archdiocese releases thousands of clergy sex abuse documents to victims’ attorneys. Beanie Babies billionaire and convicted tax cheat Ty Warner is sentenced to community service. And in sports, the short-handed Chicago Bulls persevere in a triple-overtime win against the Orlando Magic.

- Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune
- Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times and ABC-7 News
- Pat Milhizer, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
- Matt Spiegel, 670 The Score

Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 1/17.

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

Monday, January 13:
State of Race for IL Governor
New Rules for Petcoke
Special Education Shortage
The Answer to the Riddle is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia
The Dish on Downton Abbey
Viewer Feedback: Seth Goldberg & Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, January 14:
Beanie Babies Creator Gets Probation
Report Uncovers Fraud at CPS
Chicago Rapper Rhymefest Hits the Airwaves
Fermilab’s NOvA Experiment
Web Extra: Fermilab Tour
Words of the Year
Flying Horses

Wednesday, January 15:
Documents on Priest Sex Abuse Released
City Council Passes E-Cigarette Ban
Web Extra: Risks & Benefits of E-Cigarettes
Cook County Jail Inmate Release Program
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar
Notebaert Nature Museum Turns 157
Tiffany Art at Driehaus Museum

Thursday, January 16:
Chicago’s Regulation of E-Cigarettes
Infrastructure Trust Project
17-Year-Old Primary Voting
Actor Jon Heder
WFMT's New Blood
Viewer Feedback: E-Cigarettes

Friday, January 17:
- Web Extra: The Week in Review
- Weekend Events Around Town: 1/17-1/19