A special hourlong presentation celebrates Joel Weisman’s 40th anniversary as host – and his final appearance at the helm of the show he helped create. “For four decades, Fridays have always been my favorite day of the week,” he says.
The Department of Justice releases its report on the Chicago Police Department. President Barack Obama delivers a farewell speech while Donald Trump holds his first press conference as president-elect. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Donald Trump tussles with Boeing then meets with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Illinois universities say no to sanctuary campuses. And the Cubs and Sox are making deals. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Holy cow! The Cubs kill the curse and win the World Series. Throngs celebrate with a massive parade and rally. Candidates make a final campaign push amid tightening presidential polls. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
A costly deal averts a teachers strike. The mayor paints a rosy picture of city finances, but the county budget is grim. Donald Trump threatens to sue the New York Times. And the Cubs advance to the NLCS. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
The mayor focuses on a variety of programs to help stem the city’s soaring crime, but critics say it isn’t enough. Chicago teachers take another strike vote. And the Bears season looks bleak. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.
Eddie Arruza and and guests discuss the mayor's support for Eddie Johnson as police superintendent, Dennis Hastert's apology and other top stories of the week.
On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, our panel of guests discuss the mayor’s proposed property tax hike, the Independent Police Review Authority’s recommendation to fire an officer, and more on local business news, crime, and sports.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss Ald. Joe Moore's call for a graduated city income tax to help solve Chicago's pension problems.
Joel Weisman and his guests discuss the news of the week. In the final days of the mayoral runoff campaigns, what are the candidates' last-minute ads and strategies? And will aldermanic runoffs in 18 wards affect turnout? Indiana's Religious Freedom law continues to be controversial. All that and more on The Week in Review.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue their conversation with a discussion of changes at Wrigley Field, the dispute over Ernie Banks’ will, and predictions for the mayoral election.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the impact Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget would have on public transportation.