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Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the top stories of the week, including the continued fallout from the Laquan McDonald case, the ouster of police superintendent Garry McCarthy, the Chicago Teachers Union's upcoming strike vote and in sports, the Bears playoff potential.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on 'Chicago Tonight' in October 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins "Chicago Tonight" next week to discuss fallout from the release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video and the search for the city's next police superintendent. What questions do you have for the mayor? 

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In the wake of the release of police dash-cam video footage showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, we speak with community activists Malcolm London and Jedidiah Brown.

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Mayor Names Task Force on Police Accountability

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One day after the surprise firing of Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy, names of a possible successor are starting to emerge. How will the process work?

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a press conference on Tuesday announced that he'd asked Garry McCarthy to step down as superintendent of police.

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President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama talks guns, crime and policing in Chicago at a gathering of police chiefs from around the country. But he acknowledges the growing the violence in his hometown and being a victim of racial profiling. 

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In advance of President Obama's visit to Chicago to address gun violence, a group of the nation's top law enforcement personnel send a message to Congress about gun control.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the Cubs victory over the Pirates, corruption charges against former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and other top stories of the week.

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Aldermen grill Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy at City Hall after the City Council's Black Caucus calls for his ouster. How McCarthy responded and what the mayor had to say.

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Chicago’s top cop is expected to be in the hot seat as the City Council holds a hearing on the police department’s proposed 2016 budget.

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During a testy news conference, the City Council's Black Caucus called for Mayor Emanuel to fire Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Paris Schutz has the story.

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Could spiking crime numbers hurt Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election chances one week from the April 7 runoff? According to challenger Jesús "Chuy" García, the uptick in homicides mean that "Rahm has not prioritized public safety." On Wednesday, García said "the numbers look really grim" and that if he is elected mayor, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy would have to go. We have the details.

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Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on public safety. Should Police Supt. Garry McCarthy stay for another term? Find out what they have to say.

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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy shares crime stats, with a month to go until year's end. And as more protests regarding the police-involved shooting death of Michael Brown are scheduled in Chicago, McCarthy also discusses how events in Ferguson, Mo. have influenced his policing strategy.

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Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his force "lost it" this weekend, and he’s trying to figure out why. Paris Schutz has the reaction from a deadly Fourth of July weekend.

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After a violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about recently seized firearms and penalties for gun crimes. Brandis Friedman has the details. Read an article and watch the full news conference.