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The Week in Review: No Break for Blagojevich

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich gets no sentence reduction at his resentencing after an appellate court struck down 5 of the 18 counts that sent him to prison on corruption charges. Chicago Public Schools wants to end teacher pension pickups to help fill a massive budget hole, prompting renewed threats of a teachers strike.

In other news, West Side gangs allegedly conspire to shoot police as Chicago sees its deadliest day in 13 years. The city angles for a federal loan to renovate outdated CTA tracks. Delta Airlines' computer crash grounds thousands of passengers.

In sports, the Chicago Bears begin their preseason as the Cubs extend a winning streak.


Juan Perez Jr., Chicago Tribune, @PerezJr
Natasha Korecki, Politico, @natashakorecki
Mary Wisniewski, Chicago Tribune, @marywizchicago
Dan McGrath, Chicago Sun-Times

The conversation continues in our exclusive web video. This week, Joel Weisman and his guests discuss Donald Trump's comments Tuesday about the Second Amendment: “By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know,” Trump said. “But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day.”