On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, staffers reveal a bit more about Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s illness amid intense scrutiny. An unexplained “mood disorder” is blamed for his disappearance, as Jackson’s Congressional colleagues raise the heat for him to come clean about his condition. Soaring homicide in Chicago has Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the defensive, as some aldermen question Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s police strategy. The downsized Taste of Chicago gets underway, but tickets for Taste concerts prove a tough sell. Billions in state and federal money are targeted for local transportation projects. And in sports, after the National League’s All-Star romp, the Cubs and Sox are ready for the second half.
Here is a roundup of Chicago Tonight‘s web stories from this week:
Wednesday, July 11:
- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Extended Absence
- The End of Legislative Scholarships
- Does Mayor Emanuel Have a "Problem with Democracy"?
- Chicago Business News
- Adler Planetarium's New Exhibit
Thursday, July 12:
- Cook County Bond Court Reform
- High Murder Rate Plagues South Side
- Mood Disorders
- Voices of Governance
- Pitchfork Bands: A Sneak Peek at This Year's Fest
- Viewer Mail: Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Extended Absence