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Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Embattled Governor Rod Blagojevich thrown out of office; Governor Pat Quinn pledges to "fumigate state government" of corruption; President Obama's stimulus plan passed by the House of Representatives, what does it mean to Chicago?; Mayor Daley names Ron Huberman Chicago's new Public Schools chief; and Chicago-area home prices continue to plummet.

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New Chicago Public School chief Ron Huberman got an earful his first day on the job. Rich Samuels tells us about the biggest challenge he faces.

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Mayor Daley has picked CTA President Ron Huberman to be the next CEO of the Chicago Public Schools.
Rich Samuels will tell us why and brings us reaction from the teachers union and an elected official who thinks the mayor is making the wrong choice.

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Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: History unfolds in Washington D.C. at President Obama's inauguration; Governor Blagojevich's Senate impeachment trial set for Monday; will President Obama make an immediate impact on the economy?; the suddenly struggling Blackhawks skate into the All-Star break; and violence is on the rise at Chicago Public School sporting events.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7 PM
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Governor Blagojevich vows to fight corruption charges; Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan joins the Obama cabinet; Motorola freezing employee pensions; holiday retail sales as cool as the temperature; mortgage rates at historic lows; the young Blackhawks red-hot; and the Bears battle Packers on Monday night.

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City Driving
Do city streets seem a bit more treacherous this winter? Ald. Tom Allen thinks so and says residents in his ward are livid. He tells us how the city should restore recent cutbacks it made to snow removal service.

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Blagojevich Corruption Scandal
Rich Samuels reports on the latest developments with the governor.

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Baseball Playoffs
Rich Samuels reports on the baseball frenzy here in Chicago.

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Economic Bailout
The credit crunch hits home as banks are freezing lines of credit, denying mortgages and car loans even to those with good credit. Elizabeth Brackett tells us what some local economists have to say.

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Chicago Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7 PM
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Presidential hopeful Barack Obama in a lipstick controversy; the Illinois House approves a state lottery leasing plan; some Chicago Public School students now paid for good grades; is a CTA fare hike on the way?; ComEd hiking rates again; and the Cubs and Sox scuffling down the stretch.

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Chicago Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7 PM
Joel and his panel discuss the week's top headlines: Presidential hopeful John McCain rocks the Republican National Convention; Rev. Meeks' public school boycott ends; another move to recall Governor Blagojevich gathering steam; Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan calls lawmakers back to Springfield to consider lottery leasing plan; the Cubs suddenly struggling; and the Bears open a brand-new season against the Colts.

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The Week in Review with Joel Weisman at 7 pm
Chicago's budget woes growing worse every day, Democrats feud at the State Fair, Cardinal George and the Archdiocese settle priest abuse cases for $12.7 million, the Chicago area real estate market still in the deep freeze, Rev. Meeks public school boycott controversy boiling, and the Cubs pennant express continues to roll.

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News Analysis with Elizabeth Brackett
Could a new set of rules change business as usual in Springfield? Voters will decide this fall on whether to hold a constitutional convention to re-write the state's constitution. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel debate the issue.

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News Analysis with Carol Marin
The governor has called the General Assembly back to Springfield for a two-day special session starting Wednesday to address state budget and funding issues. Carol Marin and her panel take a look at the challenges lawmakers will face.

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U.S. Supreme Court Gun Ruling
Local reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down Washington D.C.'s gun ban was swift. Mayor Daley called it "a very dangerous decision." Rich Samuels reports on what others – both pro and con – had to say.

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