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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, August 28

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, our panel of guests discuss state and local politics, education, traffic, sports, and more.

Two Virginia journalists were shot and killed on live TV, sparking outrage, grief and, as one reporter says, safety concerns in Chicago. On Monday, Chicago Public Schools unanimously approved a $5.7 billion budget, which relies on a massive bailout from Springfield. A new traffic study reveals Chicago drivers spent an average of 61 extra hours on the road last year. An attorney representing Chicago Bulls player Derrick Rose blasts a lawsuit accusing the Bulls star and two friends of gang-raping Rose’s ex-girlfriend.

Vince Gerasole, CBS 2 News
Natasha Korecki, Chicago Sun-Times
Charles Thomas, ABC 7 News
Jim Litke, Associated Press

Each week our panel continues the conversation online. In this week’s web extra, we discuss further the shootings of two reporters in Virginia and the newsroom decisions that were made in the wake of the graphic images available via social media.

Want to catch up on the latest from Chicago Tonight? Watch last week's segments online by using the links below; or visit our archive for more coverage. 

Monday, Aug. 24
Wall Street Sell-Off Sparked by Plunge in Chinese Stocks
Third Way Out of State Budget Impasse Emerges
Viewer Feedback: August 24
August 24, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Mayor Emanuel Looks to Residents for Budget Solutions
Web exclusive: Chicago Bears, Cubs Sideline Key Players

Tuesday, Aug. 25
State Budget Stalemate: Week 8
Controversy Over the Little Pink Pill
60 Years Later: The Murder of Emmett Till
Performance Review: Amazon's Peculiar Tactics Under the Microscope
A Look at Rare Paintings from Indiana Dunes Artist Frank Dudley
Another Slam Dunk for Michael Jordan Brand?
August 25, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Chicago Dramatists Names Meghan Beals New Artistic Director

Wednesday, Aug. 26
CPS Board Votes on Controversial Budget
Dealing With a Disgruntled Employee
Corpse Flower Hours Away From Big Bloom at Chicago Botanic Garden
Put A Ring On It? What Ashley Madison Says About Modern Love
Octopus Genome Reveals Sea Creature's Secrets
A Rowdy Good Time: Drag Boat Racing at Blarney Island
Ask Geoffrey: August 26
August 26, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Original 1893 World's Fair Paintings Discovered in Storage Facility

Thursday, Aug. 27
Fate of CPS’ $500 Million Pension Relief in Hands of House
Hurricane Katrina: Remembering the Storm 10 Years Later
Shoreline Facelift Unfolds to Ease Fullerton Beach Traffic
Lessons Learned from Nieman Fellow Dawn Turner
More than Apostrophes: A 'Subversive' Copy Editor on Chicago Style
Hedy Weiss Theater Reviews
Viewer Feedback: August 27
August 27, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Weekend Events Around Chicago: Aug. 28-30
Web exclusive: Rising Rent in Lincoln Square Drives Out Fine Wine Brokers
Web exclusive: Chicago Tonight's Weekly News Quiz: Round 3

Friday, Aug. 28
Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, August 28
Web exclusive: Hot and Cold Harvests
Web exclusiveHypocrites' Director on 'American Idiot': It's Not About '3 White Boys'