Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 8/17


On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, thousands of undocumented students and young adults apply for protected status under President Obama’s immigration initiative. The Mayo Clinic reveals Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is being treated for bipolar disorder. Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair turns ugly for Gov. Pat Quinn, as union workers protest his proposed pension reforms. Mishaps by the prosecution continue to dominate the Drew Peterson murder trial. And in sports, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher says he’ll be ready for the season opener despite having his knee scoped and missing most of training camp.

Guests:
- Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Sun-Times
- Pat Milhizer, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
- Alejandro Escalona, Chicago Sun-Times
- Mike Mulligan, The Score 670 AM & Chicago Tribune

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Watch our panel's web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 8/17.

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

Monday, August 13:
- Exclusive: Ald. Burke Says Yes to Watchdog’s Request for Records
- Chicago Public Schools Back in Session
- Viewer Mail: Illinois Prisons

Tuesday, August 14:
- Preview of Special Session in Springfield
- Watchdog Vs. Watchdog
- Damaging Drought
- Laura Berman Goes Bald
- The Black Chicago Renaissance
- Prison SMART: Yoga Comes to Cook County Jail
- Ask Alpana

Wednesday, August 15:
- New Immigration Initiative Brings Thousands to Navy Pier
- Analyzing the Paul Ryan Budget Plan
- Protecting Your Digital Life
- Chicago Business News
- Artist Documents Chicago Murders
- Bicentennial of Battle of Fort Dearborn

Thursday, August 16:
- Makeover Set for Northerly Island Park
- Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy
- Republican Day at Illinois State Fair
- Live Tweets from Illinois State Fair
- Up, Up, and Away!
- Remembering Von Freeman
- American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
- Viewer Mail: Paul Ryan's Budget Plan

Friday, August 17:
- Web Extra: Special Session Report
- Web-Exclusive: IL GOP Leaders at the State Fair
- Live Tweets from Special Session
- Geoffrey Baer's Air Show Preview
- Weekend Events Around Town: 8/17-8/19

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