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Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the top stories of the week, including the announcement by the CPD that they have a strong suspect in the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee; state Rep. Ken Dunkin’s decision to break with Democrats again; and medical marijuana’s debut in Illinois.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the top stories of the week, including the announcement by Lake County officials that police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz’s death was a suicide; the tragic murder of 9 year old Tyshawn Lee; the new trailer for Spike Lee's controversial film "Chi-raq"; and news that CPS schools may see thousands of layoffs this winter.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the guilty plea of Dennis Hastert in a mysterious hush-money case, reports of a federal investigation surrounding Cook County Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, the mayor's budget that sailed through City Council, and other top stories of the week.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the case of former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, who reports to prison this week, the mayor's proposal to privatize the 311 center and the Cubs' storybook season that came to a bitter end.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the Cubs triumphant march to the National League Championship Series, Barbara Byrd-Bennett’s plea deal and apology and more top stories of the week.