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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Sept. 4

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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes a record property tax hike to deal with the city's massive pension problems. Hunger strikers remain unsatisfied despite CPS' decision to reopen Dyett High School as an arts-themed neighborhood school. The fatal shooting of veteran Fox Lake police officer Charles Joseph Gliniewicz garners national attention. Oakbrook-based McDonald's will launch all-day breakfast in an effort to boost sales. The Chicago Bears finish the preseason with more questions than answers.


Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times
Tom Corfman, Crain's Chicago Business
Cheryl Corley, NPR
Dan McGrath, Chicago Sun-Times

Each week our panel continues the conversation online. In this week’s web extra, we discuss further the enormous property tax hike proposed by Mayor Emanuel.  

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. 31
City Holds Town Hall Meeting on Budget
State Budget Stalemate: Week 10
The Fight Over Dyett High School
Why Allstate Wants to Monitor Your Driving, and Your Data
Low Gas Prices to Fuel Congested Labor Day Roadways: AAA Report
August 31, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Chicago-Based 'Bobby & Iza' Pilot Up for NBC Comedy Web Series
Web exclusive: SpongeBob SquarePants Musical to get Pre-Broadway Tryout in Chicago

Tuesday, Sept. 1
Preview: The Week Ahead in Springfield
Examining the Issues Before Congress
Human Rights Group Calls for Legalization of Prostitution
Thinking Big About Sewage: Thornton Reservoir Nears Completion
Use Your Words: How Small Talk Can Help Build A Child's Brain
Growing a Movement: Green City Market's Impact on Chicago
September 1, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Chicago Improv Group The Katydids Gets Airtime Following Video Music Awards
Web exclusive: Plus-Size Model Emme Decries Fashion Industry in Chicago-Made Documentary

Wednesday, Sept. 2
Fox Lake Mourns Officer's Death as Search for Suspects Enters Day 2
Taste Test on the Proposed Chicago Soda Tax
Crain's Roundup: Wall Street's Wild Ride, Sprint's Chicago Expansion
Corpse Plant Postmortem: Spike's Story Not Over, Say Botanists
'Cook County ICU' on the Human Side of a Famous Hospital
Summer Pilot Program 'Targets' Violence Perpetrators
Ask Geoffrey: Sept. 2
September 2, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Northwest Chicago Film Society Launches New Season at NEIU

Thursday, Sept. 3
Emanuel Eyes $500 Million Property Tax Increase, Sources Say
Chicago Cubs Playoff Scenarios: North Side Believers or Overachievers?
From Weird Science to Strange Brews, Emily Graslie Has the Scoop
Julius Rosenwald Documentary Explores Life of 'Unsung Hero'
Viewer Feedback: Sept. 3
September 3, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: The SpongeBob Musical: Songwriting Celebs and their SpongeBob Twins
Web exclusive: Labor Day Weekend Events Around Chicago: Sept. 4-6
Web exclusive: Chicago Tonight's Weekly News Quiz: Round 4