Nov 26, 2021

The Week in Review: Looking Ahead to 2022, 2023 Elections

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.

Nov 19, 2021

The Week in Review: Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Charges

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.

Nov 12, 2021

The Week in Review: No School for CPS Kids; City Workers Get Two Hours Off

Chicago school kids get a day off to get COVID vaccines. Kyle Rittenhouse gives emotional testimony in his Kenosha murder trial. Illinois’ richest resident vows to take down Pritzker. And more.

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Nov 5, 2021

The Week in Review: Kyle Rittenhouse Case, Heather Mack Arrested After Return

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.

Oct 29, 2021

The Week in Review: Kinzinger Not Running; Newman vs. Casten

Rep. Adam Kinzinger plans to call it quits after the remap. Springfield lawmakers take on abortion. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s big spending budget gets approved. And the Chicago Blackhawks are reeling from a sexual misconduct investigation. 

Oct 22, 2021

The Week in Review: Police Union Fights City; Governor Floats Lifting Masks

The police union is in a standoff with the mayor over vaccine mandates. Remap proposals are drawing ire from all sides. Rahm Emanuel, at his confirmation hearing, apologizes for Laquan McDonald. And the city celebrates the Sky.

Oct 15, 2021

The Week in Review: FOP Threatens Short Staff in Battle Over Vaccine Mandate

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.

Oct 8, 2021

The Week in Review: Two Leaders Meet to Settle Heated Public Battle

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.

Oct 1, 2021

The Week in Review: City Braces for Possible Bears Move to the Burbs

Are the Chicago Bears bound for Arlington Heights? The Obamas finally break ground in Jackson Park. Chicago R&B singer R. Kelly is convicted for sex trafficking. And two local media giants plan to merge.

Sep 24, 2021

The Week in Review: 2022 City Budget Hearings Begin

The mayor introduces a big spending plan and voices her frustration with CPS COVID-19 protocols. A rift between the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Park District emerges as a potential deal for Arlington Park looms. And the Sox clinch the division.

Sep 17, 2021

The Week in Review: FDA Panel Votes on COVID Booster Shots

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.

Sep 10, 2021

The Week in Review: Energy Overhaul Finally Moves Ahead

An energy bill passes the House. Calls grow to investigate an alderman accused of retaliating against residents. Thousands of CPS students are potentially exposed to COVID-19. And the Chicago Bears kickoff their season Sunday.

Sep 3, 2021

The Week in Review: Lawmakers Discuss Energy, Ethics Bills, District Maps

New political district maps are spurring lawsuits. Springfield gets down to the wire on an energy bill. Hiccups for Chicago Public Schools students’ first week back. And a tumultuous end to the 20-year Afghanistan War.

Aug 27, 2021

The Week in Review: Vaccine Mandates Widen

A statewide indoor mask mandate. A city worker vaccine mandate and police union pushback. Two Republican congressmen in jeopardy as remapping begins. And the country reels from an Afghanistan terror attack.

Aug 20, 2021

The Week in Review: Indoor Masking Returns

A surge in COVID-19 infections prompts indoor mask mandates. Democrats and Republicans campaign at the Illinois State Fair. Officer Ella French is laid to rest. And a chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan has President Joe Biden on the defensive.