Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Sept. 11

On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, our panel of guests discuss state and local politics, education, sports, and more.

Top Stories
Chicago Public schools starts the new school year with record attendance amid a fiscal crisis and fractured contract talks between the district and Chicago Teachers Union. Mayor Rahm Emanuel tweaks the garbage grid to improve efficiency and cut costs, but he remains undecided on a penny-per-ounce sugary soft drink tax. The state budget stalemate drags on as the state comptroller pleads for a budget accord and a lottery winner sues the state for payment.

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A week after the fatal shooting of Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, law enforcement officers blast the Lake County coroner for revealing “sensitive information” about the officer’s death. Over Labor Day weekend, eight people were fatally shot and 46 were wounded, and the remains of a child were discovered in the Garfield Park lagoon; the mystery surrounding the gruesome discovery continues this week as police release a sketch of the child.

United’s CEO is ousted amid a federal corruption investigation, poor on-time records and slumping revenue for the company. In the fourth quarter, Illinois is projected to hire 30 percent fewer employees than neighboring states.

National Politics
In the 2016 presidential race, Mike Ditka endorses Donald Trump, saying the business tycoon can make American great again.

A grand jury hearing into the sexual-assault allegations against Blackhawks star Patrick Kane will resume in two weeks. Earlier this week, the grand jury hearing was postponed. The Chicago Cubs continue their successful season as the playoffs near.

John McCarron, Chicago Tribune
Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 News
Juan Perez Jr., Chicago Tribune
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Each week our panel continues the conversation online. In this week’s web extra, we discuss a recent Manpower survey that says Illinois is projected to hire 30 percent fewer employees than neighboring states in the fourth quarter. 

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Tuesday, Sept. 8
For CPS, It's Back to School Under Cloudy Skies, Murky Finances
Labor Bill Veto Override Falls 3 Votes Short
'Jimmie Lee and James' Examines Civil Rights and the Voting Rights Act
George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky in World Premiere at Northlight Theatre
Ask Geoffrey: Sept. 8
September 8, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Fish at Field Museum is Only One of its Kind in Existence

Wednesday, Sept. 9
Comptroller Warns Again of 'Dire' Consequences to Budget Impasse
Aldermen Sound Off on Potential Property Tax Hike, Other Fees
Crain's Roundup: United Airlines' CEO Shuffle, McDonald's Cage-Free Eggs
Cuban Activist Speaks Out on US-Cuba Relations
Blair Kamin on Northerly Island Park, Obama Library Status
Viewer Feedback: Sept. 9
September 9, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Remembering Robert Schuffler, Original Owner of Robert’s Fish Market

Thursday, Sept. 10
Gov. Rauner Speaks Out on Budget Impasse
Debating the Iran Nuclear Deal
For Some Chicago Residents, Mixed Emotions on Affordable Housing
Chicago Bears: A 'Decade-by-Decade History' Book
'Everyday Modern' Explores Iannelli's Industrial Product Designs
September 10, 2015 - Full Show
Web exclusive: Sketch Released of Child Found in Garfield Park Lagoon
Web exclusive: Fall Arts Chicago: 25 Events for Your Eyes, Ears, Brain
Web exclusive: Weekend Events Around Town: Sept. 11-13

Friday, Sept. 11
Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review, Sept. 11
Web exclusiveThe ‘First Contemporary American Play’: Kimberly Senior on ‘Disgraced’
Web exclusiveTop Stories of the Week: Sept. 11
Web exclusive: Chicago Bears Poised to Tackle Green Bay Packers in NFL's Oldest Rivalry

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