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The Week in Review: Mayor Emanuel Starts Re-Election Media Rounds

Mayor Rahm Emanuel starts the media rounds in his re-election kickoff, blasting President Donald Trump on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and trying to shrug off voter memories of school closings and the controversy over the police shooting of Laquan McDonald. Meanwhile, Garry McCarthy, then Chicago’s police superintendent who said the shooting of McDonald was justified, according to records, considers a run against his former boss.

The top attorney at Chicago Public Schools follows embattled CEO Forrest Claypool out the door. 

And in sports, Cubs announcer Pat Hughes reveals three throat surgeries after a cancer scare.

ICYMI: Joel Weisman announces his retirement as host of “The Week in Review” after 40 years.


Craig Dellimore, WBBM Newsradio | @CraigDellimore ‏
Juan Perez Jr., Chicago Tribune | @PerezJr
Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune | @ReporterHal
Rick Telander, Chicago Sun-Times | @RickTelander

The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Weisman and guests catch up on the Chicago Bears and discuss the election of Democrat Doug Jones in the deeply red state of Alabama.

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