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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.

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Our panel discusses Brian Williams and the fog of war. Can the NBC Nightly News anchor survive revelations that he "misremembered" being on a helicopter hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq?

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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.

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

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

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Chicago’s premiere live, nightly news program turns 30 today. We look back at the inaugural show and 30 years of keeping you connected with the city and its community.  

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Watch web extra video clips of the Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidates from the post-forum news conference.

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Republican gubernatorial candidates  -- Bruce Rauner, Bill Brady, and Kirk Dillard – gave a brief news conference following the GOP Governor Forum. Read an article.

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Republican candidates for Illinois Lieutenant Governor -- Maria Rodriguez, Steve Kim, and Jil Tracy -- gave a brief news conference following the forum. Read an article.

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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.

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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.

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Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney has the latest news from the state capitol.

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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.

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The Illinois General Assembly meets for day one of the veto session. Did anything get accomplished -- and what's next? We hear from Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney.

When City Council Members Don’t Show Up for the Job

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Which Chicago City Council member has missed the most meetings and what does it mean? Paris Schutz has the story.

Latest Springfield News

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A bill passed in Springfield helps State Rep. Monique Davis save hundreds of thousands of dollars. We have that, and more news from the state capitol.

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