Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists look at public officials’ international travel. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was in Mexico City recently. Mayor Richard M. Daley traveled quite a bit. Is it worth it to the city? And is the mayor accessible enough to the press? How is he different from his predecessor? Watch the web extra video.

As a longtime congressman, Jesse Jackson Jr. was a regular guest on Chicago Tonight. Watch web extra videos of Jackson Jr. that illustrate the kind of political gravitas he had before this scandal erupted last year.

The defense for Daley nephew Richard Vanecko is furious as the judge on the case steps aside, citing ties to former Mayor Daley. Our Carol Marin has the latest on this explosive case.