Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 12/16


The video cannot be displayed.

This week on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Rod Blagojevich is granted an extra month of freedom, and Judge James Zagel recommends the convicted ex-governor be sent to a federal prison in Colorado where he could enroll in a substance abuse program. Springfield lawmakers ensure that Sears and Chicago financial exchanges stay put in Illinois. Mayor Rahm Emanuel cracks down on fraudulent use of disability parking placards, and sends a stern warning to protestors in advance of the NATO/G-8 summit in Chicago this spring. And in sports, the Bulls acquire a veteran shooting guard, and the Bears try to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Guests:
- Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business
- Kerry Lester, Daily Herald
- Ben Goldberger, Chicago News Cooperative
- Sean Jensen, Chicago Sun-Times

Thanks to our sponsors:

View all sponsors

Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight‘s web stories from this week:

Monday, December 12:
- Special Session in Springfield: Tax Breaks
- Bears Alumni Club: James "Big Cat" Williams
- WFMT's Day of Music

Tuesday, December 13:
- Chicago Gets Hefty Bill for Disabled Parking
- Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin: Rat Empathy, Tiktaalik, Viewer Questions
- WFMT's 60th Birthday
- Illinois Senate Votes on Tax Break Bills

Wednesday, December 14:
- Chicago City Council News
- Blagojevich Requests Colorado Prison
- 50 Years of Sex Education
- Jeff Pearlman on "Sweetness"
- National Hellenic Museum
- Viewer Mail: Disabled Parking

Thursday, December 15:
- Funding for Chicago Transportation
- Eavesdropping Law
- Sportswriter John Feinstein
- Ask Geoffrey
- The Second City

Thanks to our sponsors:

View all sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors:

View all sponsors

randomness