During this week’s special edition of the Week in Review, Joel Weisman and his panel discuss the biggest news stories of 2015, including the release of the Laquan McDonald video, the resignation of CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and the three-time Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.
We share what you had to say about some of our recent stories when we read viewer feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Editorial Endorsements, Jobs, McKinney Resignation
We share what you had to say about Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney's resignation, editorial endorsements and Illinois' job growth when we read some of our viewer feedback.
Chicago Housing Authority CEO Charles Woodyard's resignation was announced at a CHA board meeting on Tuesday. Natalie Moore, WBEZ's South Side reporter, joins us with the details. Read Woodyard's resignation letter.
Metra CEO's Resignation
We share your comments about a controversial severance package for Metra CEO Alex Clifford in tonight's viewer feedback.
What was behind the departure of Metra's former executive, Alex Clifford? Paris Schutz has new details. Read the separation agreement and RTA's statement.
Metra CEO Alex Clifford may receive up to $700,000 for stepping down, according to reports. His resignation raises questions about how the Metra is run – and whether the agency is using public dollars responsibly.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns after nearly five months on medical leave. We look at the life, legacy and future of the now former congressman.
Officials react to Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing ongoing health concerns and acknowledging a federal investigation.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle asks a political insider to resign from his part-time county post that pays salary and full benefits. Paris Schutz has more on this obscure county agency, and what it costs taxpayers.
Three former U.S. Attorneys for the Northern District of Illinois join us to weigh in on who will bring a "fresh view" to the position in the wake of Patrick Fitzgerald's resignation.
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the powerhouse prosecutor who helped put away two Illinois governors and a slew of other corrupt officials, is stepping down after 11 years. We talk with the head of the FBI in Chicago about Fitzgerald's imprint on Illinois. Then, Carol Marin and her panel discuss Fitzgerald's tenure in office and the future of the position.
There is more fallout today from Presidential Chief of Staff Bill Daley's decision to step down. We have reaction from the mayor and Obama chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod.
President Obama's Chief of Staff Steps Down
After just one year as President Obama's Chief of Staff, Bill Daley steps down. We have the latest.