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Gov. J.B. Pritzker closes schools for in-person learning for the rest of the year to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus as cases and deaths continue to climb. Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fines the company behind the Crawford Power Plant implosion. 

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A state lawmaker goes up against the powerful Illinois House Speaker. Mayor Rahm Emanuel goes ballistic over an alderman’s parliamentary procedure. And is the NFL’s new national anthem policy a fumble?

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U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez says President Trump is “unfit to be president.” Security is stepped up in the wake of a fatal truck attack in New York City. Sex abuse allegations shake up Springfield. And Rod Blagojevich appeals to the Supreme Court.

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President Donald Trump and Mayor Rahm Emanuel butt heads over crime and immigration as the new commander in chief tweets about sending the Feds to Chicago. And Springfield’s budget “grand bargain” hits some roadblocks.

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Donald Trump tussles with Boeing then meets with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Illinois universities say no to sanctuary campuses. And the Cubs and Sox are making deals. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists tackle the week's top local stories on Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss Ald. Joe Moore's call for a graduated city income tax to help solve Chicago's pension problems.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists breakdown the Chicago mayoral race, and debate whether Karen Lewis will actually throw her hat in the ring. Also, they discuss the likelihood of having two political newcomers – Lewis and Bruce Rauner – both being elected. 

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week’s headlines.

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Preckwinkle is out but who else is in? We discuss with our panel who the likely challengers are that will put up a fight against Rahm Emanuel in the upcoming Chicago mayoral race.

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Joel Weisman and his guests take a closer look at the Chicago Cubs trial run of new signage at Wrigley Field, and the rooftop owners strenuous objections. Watch the web extra conversation.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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Chicago ends its deadliest January in a decade as hundreds more police are deployed to the streets. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel discuss the city's crime rate.

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