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A costly deal averts a teachers strike. The mayor paints a rosy picture of city finances, but the county budget is grim. Donald Trump threatens to sue the New York Times. And the Cubs advance to the NLCS. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk dumps presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Former Gov. Jim Edgar urges civility and compromise in Springfield. Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks for property tax rebates. And the Cubs soar as the Sox sink.

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Chicago's new top cop calls ongoing violence "unacceptable," while more Chicagoans disapprove of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's leadership. Host Eddie Arruza and guests discuss these stories and more in this week's show.

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The Chicago Police Department faces a scathing review from a reform task force that says many Chicagoans believe officers are "fundamentally racist." Joel Weisman and guests discuss this story and more on this week's show.

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

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists talk about women’s soccer in light of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team winning the World Cup. Chicago Sun-Times reporter Natasha Korecki plays soccer regularly.

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For the third time in six seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions. Duncan Keith is the playoff MVP and scores the game-winning goal in the decisive Game 6. Associated Press National Sportswriter Jim Litke joins us to talk about how they did it, put the team's accomplishments in historical perspective, and look at whether or not they could do it again next year.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the Burge police torture reparations package. They also delve into the impact of director Spike Lee's upcoming movie that will reportedly be called Chiraq.

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Joel Weisman and his guests discuss the news of the week. In the final days of the mayoral runoff campaigns, what are the candidates' last-minute ads and strategies? And will aldermanic runoffs in 18 wards affect turnout? Indiana's Religious Freedom law continues to be controversial. All that and more on The Week in Review.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue their conversation with a discussion of changes at Wrigley Field, the dispute over Ernie Banks’ will, and predictions for the mayoral election.  

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Paris Schutz and his panel of journalists discuss the mayoral runoff campaign, CPS’ decision to mandate all schools participate in PARCC testing, the Cubs' request for expanded construction hours, and the Blackhawks' off-ice-drama centering around rumors about Patrick Sharp.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss comedian Robin Williams' suicide, and how his battle with depression could impact the national conversation on mental illness. 

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

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Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists discuss this week's headlines. 

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the pervasive patronage at Metra, the CTA plans for an L overpass at Belmont. Watch the web extra video.

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

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