Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the top stories of the week.
Former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson reports to prison for tax fraud this week. Jackson and her husband, former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., pled guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds to pay for furs, vacations and celebrity memorabilia. Aldermen push back against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to privatize the 311 non-emergency center amid furious budget negotiations. Meanwhile, the mayor finds money for a controversial gun buyback program. The battle over rideshare service Uber continues, and the Cubs' storybook season comes to a bitter end with the Mets post-season series sweep.
Each week our panel continues the conversation online. This week, Joel Weisman and his guests take a closer look at the allegations dogging Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown and the possible candidates who may run against her 2016; along with a final look at the Cubs season and the outlook for another playoff run next year.