Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 7/11


On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, we talk about Chicago’s deadly Fourth of July weekend. After 14 dead and more than 80 shot, Chicago violence once again makes national headlines. But is the media covering the story right? In politics, Wrigley Field gets the final nod for its latest expansion plan that has the rooftops crying foul. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley refuses to testify in a trial involving an alleged sweetheart deal the Park Grill got with the City. Bruce Rauner and Gov. Pat Quinn go head-to-head, Quinn accusing Rauner of exploiting tax loopholes and his business of benefitting from pay to play politics. In sports, the Hawks re-sign their marquee players Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to hefty long-term contracts, while Carmelo Anthony is rumored to spurn the Bulls and head back to New York. And the Sox’ Chris Sale and the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo are late editions to baseball’s All-Star Game.

PANEL
-Mary Ann Ahern of NBC 5
-Tom Corfman of Crain’s Chicago Business
-Robert Jordan of WGN News
-Dan McGrath of the Chicago Sun-Times

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Watch our panel’s web-exclusive conversation in Web Extra: The Week in Review: 7/11.

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

Monday, July 7
-Remembering Alan Dixon
-Illinois Adoptees Mark Anniversary
-Disaster and Survival
-Analyzing IL Supreme Court’s Pension Ruling
-Superintendent McCarthy on Violent Holiday Weekend
-Fighting For Change

Tuesday, July 8
-Viewer Feedback: 7/8
-The Latest ‘AIA Guide to Chicago’
-Ed Paschke Art Center Opens
-Lake Michigan Water Levels on the Rise
-Lakeview Residents React to Wrigley Plans
-Raising Chicago’s Minimum Wage
-Artbeat Chicago Special on Ed Paschke

Wednesday, July 9

-Ask Geoffrey: 7/9
-Remembering Roger Ebert
-Rare Plant Painter
-Crain's Corner
-Political Roundtable on State Spending, Patronage Hires
-Higher Rates for Municipal Aggregation Program
-Forgive Us Our 'Trespasses'

Thursday, July 10

-Viewer Feedback: 7/10
-Convention Looks to Identify Minority Superheroes
-A Stroke at 30
-Chicago Actors Cromer, Grapey on ‘The Normal Heart’
-Springfield News with Dave McKinney
-Gridlock on Illinois Roads
-Wrigley Field's Fate Decided

Friday, July 11
-Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 7/11
-Weekend Events Around Town: 7/11-7/13

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