On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, our panel of guests discuss Chicago Public Schools first day of school, the enduring state budget stalemate and more on local business news, crime, and sports.
Chicago voters turned out in monumental numbers for same-day registration and voting today causing long lines at all five sites. The Chicago Elections Board reported that it had moved additional equipment and judges to those locations to help move lines along. Notices have also been posted indicating that all voters in line at 7:00 pm, MUST BE allowed to vote.
Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.
Watch web extra video clips of the Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidates from the post-forum news conference.
Republican gubernatorial candidates -- Bruce Rauner, Bill Brady, and Kirk Dillard – gave a brief news conference following the GOP Governor Forum. Read an article.
Republican candidates for Illinois Lieutenant Governor -- Maria Rodriguez, Steve Kim, and Jil Tracy -- gave a brief news conference following the forum. Read an article.
Rocks on Mars, a sleeping spacecraft, and how science can affect this year’s Super Bowl; Rabiah Mayas, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies at the Museum of Science and Industry, joins us with the latest top science news. Read an article.
How prepared are we to deal with a flood of today’s magnitude, or worse? We talk with area officials and a National Weather Service meteorologist to discuss today’s reaction and the future.
Gay marriage has been the focus this week in Springfield, but has there been any actual movement during the Illinois Senate's lame-duck session? We have the latest news from the capital.
When City Council Members Don’t Show Up for the Job
Which Chicago City Council member has missed the most meetings and what does it mean? Paris Schutz has the story.