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Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot says she plans to blow up politics as usual. Springfield races toward the end of the spring session with huge issues up in the air. And another Chicago alderman is arrested.

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Mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot, left, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle participate in a televised forum on NBC 5 Chicago on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The two will face off in a runoff election April 2, 2019. (Courtesy of NBC 5 Chicago)

Sparks fly in the first mayoral runoff forum. Courts deliver bad news for politicians and R. Kelly. Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock beats his charges. And the Lincoln Yards development nears a full City Council vote. 

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In this May 4, 2011 file photo, Chicago Ald. Ed Burke speaks at a City Council meeting. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green, File)

The storied career of 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke has the potential to end with a prison sentence. A trio of veteran Chicago journalists offer their insight on the federal investigation.

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Illinois lawmakers join scores of others in sitting out Donald Trump’s inauguration as protests abound. More fallout from the Laquan McDonald shooting. And the Cubs visit the biggest Sox fan at the White House. These stories and more with Eddie Arruza and guests.

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From the mayoral runoff to Wrigley Field's potty problem, politics and sports dominate the conversation between Joel Weisman and his panel of local reporters.  

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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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Phil Ponce and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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Joel Weisman

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

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Joel Weisman

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

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Eddie Arruza

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

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Joel Weisman

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