Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/10


On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Eddie Arruza, two Illinois lawmakers are absent from Capitol Hill due to illnesses. Our panel weighs in on the political uncertainty surrounding Sen. Mark Kirk and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. On the heels of Mitt Romney’s fundraising trip to Chicago, President Obama hits town this weekend to raise money for his re-election bid. Convicted ex-governor George Ryan qualifies for early work release from his 6 ½-year prison sentence. McDonald’s posts its worst sales in nine years, and endures criticism for its Olympic Village menu. And in sports, the Bears open the preseason against the Broncos at Soldier Field, while the White Sox lose their grip on first place in the division.

Guests:
- Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune
- Mary Ann Ahern, NBC-5 News
- Roger Crockett, business writer and editor of R.O. Crockett
- Ed Sherman, covers sports media on Sherman Report

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Watch our panel's web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/10.

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

Monday, August 6:
- Senate Republican Leader on Pension Reform
- Profile of Sikhism
- Curiosity Lands on Mars
- The Rise of Rooftop Bees
- Stella Foster
- Ask Geoffrey
- Viewer Mail: Illinois Pension Crisis

Tuesday, August 7:
- Romney in Chicago
- Emanuel Names New Deputy Mayor
- Rip Currents
- The Battle over Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital
- Wounded I Am More Awake: Finding Meaning After Terror
- Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
- Viewer Mail

Wednesday, August 8:
- Attorney Says George Ryan Will Get Early Work Release
- Police Staffing
- Funeral Held for Dr. Donald Liu
- Illinois Prisons
- Water Reclamation Pension Deal
- House Vote on HB 4513
- Chicago Business News
- In Focus: Community Gardens

Thursday, August 9:
- Speculation Peaks as Romney’s VP Choice Nears
- College Debt
- West Nile Prevention in Chicago
- Roosevelt University's New Vertical Campus
- Carole Simpson
- Viewer Mail: Prentice Women's Hospital

Friday, August 10:
- Weekend Events Around Town: 8/10-8/12

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