President Joe Biden. (CNN)

Chicago’s new immigrant arrivals, the president’s partisan calls for saving democracy and the Chicago Police Department gets some civilian oversight and more time off. 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is pictured at the July 20, 2022, Chicago City Council meeting. (WTTW News)

Former Lightfoot allies falling off the bandwagon. Unearthed Darren Bailey Holocaust comments cause bipartisan blowback. Outgoing prosecutors blast Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. And the Cubs and Sox largely stand pat at the trade deadline.

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As 2021 draws to a close, the 2022 election is already well underway and Chicago’s election in early 2023 is looming on the horizon. On a special holiday edition of “The Week in Review,” a look at what offices are on the ballot, who’s running, and the key issues at stake.

Illinois teenager, Kyle Rittenhouse, has been acquitted of all charges against him in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Nov. 19, 2021. (WTTW News via CNN)

Live in Kenosha as Kyle Rittenhouse is found not guilty on all charges. A controversial police union leader retires from the Chicago Police Department. And city council tussles over new ward maps.

A juror was dismissed on the third day of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial for making a joke about a white police officer shooting Jacob Blake who is Black.  (WTTW via CNN)

The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse gets underway in Kenosha. CPS cancels classes for Nov. 12 as CDC OKs vaccine for kids. More fallout from the Chicago Park District sex abuse scandal. And Rahm Emanuel is one step closer to becoming Ambassador to Japan.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot went to Cook County court to stop the Fraternal Order of Police and its president, John Catanzara, from blocking the city’s vaccine mandate. (WTTW News)

The president of the police union urges a walk off over the mayor's vaccine mandate. Illinois' Democrats move against Republicans in drawing new congressional maps. The embattled park district CEO steps down. And the Chicago Sky soar in the WNBA finals.

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Mayor Lightfoot and State’s Attorney Kim Foxx have been at odds. President Biden completed his previously postponed visit to Chicago tout vaccine mandates. And the White Sox struggle as playoffs get underway.

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An ethics investigation into a Chicago alderman. The county assessor's got election competition. The latest on the park district's lifeguard sex abuse scandal. And CPS gets a new CEO.

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The city and state are fully reopened after a long 15 months. The remap fights heat up. A former alderman may have secretly recorded former House Speaker Michael Madigan. And an elected school board is on the agenda in Springfield.


Five police officers are gunned down at a Dallas protest. In Chicago, debates over police oversight continue. The Chicago Bulls land Dwayne Wade. And Abner Mikva is remembered. Joel Weisman and guests discuss these stories and more.

Eddie Arruza and guests discuss the news of the week, including the bombshell twists in the sentencing of Dennis Hastert.

Eddie Arruza and and guests discuss the mayor's support for Eddie Johnson as police superintendent, Dennis Hastert's apology and other top stories of the week.

The race to the March primary is heating up. Chicago Public Schools threatens more cuts. A candidate for the position of city's top cop is identified. Donald Trump taunts the Cubs owners on Twitter, while the Blackhawks search for their mojo. Joel Weisman and guests discuss these stories and more in this week's show.

President Barack Obama returns to Springfield. Toni Preckwinkle sounds the layoff alarm. Sears continues to implode. And in sports, the Blackhawks are still the best in the west. Hear about these stories and more with Eddie Arruza and guests.

Hear what viewers had to say about our talk last week with Chicago Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans and Friday's "The Week in Review" when we read feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union are at virtual war over the teachers' contract. Distrust of police runs high. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job approval tanks. And Gov. Bruce Rauner wants a toll lane on the Stevenson Expressway. Joel Weisman and our panel discusses these stories and more in this edition of "The Week In Review."