Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 5/31


On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7:00 pm, there’s a full docket in Springfield where lawmakers debate pension reform, gambling expansion, concealed carry and same-sex marriage. President Barack Obama returns to Chicago to headline two Democratic congressional fundraisers. Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk team up to curb violence. They’re appealing to U.S. Attorney nominee Zach Fardon to increase gun and gang prosecutions. The Chicago Teachers Union files a third lawsuit to stop the massive school closings. And in sports, the Blackhawks deliver a thrilling Game 7 overtime win against the Red Wings.

Guests:
- Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune
- Laura Washington, ABC-7 News & Chicago Sun-Times
- Mick Dumke, Chicago Reader
- Matt Spiegel, 670 The Score

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Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 5/31.

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

Monday, May 27:
- Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 28:
- Barbara Byrd-Bennett at City Club
- Olympia Snowe’s Fight for Change
- Phil Jackson
- Web Extra: Phil Jackson Behind-The-Scenes
- Carlton Wilborn
- MSI's Train Guy

Wednesday, May 29:
- IL Senators Urge Fardon to Prioritize Violence
- Sen. Mark Kirk
- Legislative Session Nears End
- Pregnant Boys? New Transit Ads Spark Dialogue
- Web Extra: Teen Pregnancy Ad Campaign Q&A
- Catherine De Orio: New Check, Please! Host
- Artist Hale Woodruff

Thursday, May 30:
- Springfield: Down to the Wire
- Union Reacts to Sun-Times Layoffs
- Linda Johnson Rice
- Chef Rick Bayless
- Suzuki-Alegre String Ensemble
- Remembering Father Greeley

Friday, May 31:
- IL Senate Votes Against Madigan's Pension Bill
- IL House Approves Concealed Carry Compromise
IL Senate Approves Concealed Carry Bill
- Weekend Events Around Town: 5/31 - 6/2
- Web Extra: The Week in Review

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