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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Oct. 16

Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the top stories of the week.

The Chicago Cubs dominate the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series, which marked the first time the two met in the postseason in their 123-year rivalry. Former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett pleads guilty to a contract kickback scheme. She faces years in prison but is cooperating with prosecutors. Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert admits financial fraud to avoid court revelations of improprieties. Gov. Bruce Rauner pushes the fast-track sale of the troubled Thompson Center. And Mayor Emanuel calls Chicago police "fetal." On Sunday the Chicago Bears are looking for three wins in a row as they face the Detroit Lions.

Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune
Kerry Lester, Daily Herald
Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times
Jim Litke, Associated Press

Each week our panel continues the conversation online. In this week’s web extra, we discuss Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s re-election run against two other women and the race between Andrea Zopp and Tammy Duckworth for the Democratic nomination to run against incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk. We’ll also talk about O’Hare opening its controversial runway amid the protests of residents along the new flight corridors.