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Jan 15, 2021

The Week in Review: A Historic Impeachment, Shift in Springfield Politics

President Trump is impeached a second time. A monumental shift in Springfield as state Rep. Michael Madigan relinquishes the speaker’s gavel. The battle over in-person learning continues between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union.

Jan 8, 2021

The Week in Review: Illinois Representatives Call for Trump’s Removal

Calls are rising for President Trump’s removal after he incited his own supporters who stormed and looted the Capitol. Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union battle over plans to resume in-person learning Monday. And state lawmakers return to Springfield.

Jan 1, 2021

The Week in Review: A Year Unlike Any Other

COVID-19, civil unrest, a chaotic election, spiking homicides and the walls close in on House Speaker Madigan. Looking back at a year nobody will ever forget, and what lies ahead in 2021.

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Dec 18, 2020

The Week in Review: COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin in Illinois

The first round of health care workers in Illinois receive COVID-19 vaccines. Mayor Lightfoot slammed over a shocking police video of a wrongful raid. And the Chicago Teachers Union loses its challenge to prevent in-person learning.

Dec 11, 2020

The Week in Review: White House Pressures FDA to Greenlight COVID-19 Vaccine

The White House pressures the FDA to grant emergency authorization for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, as the virus kills more than 14,000 people in Illinois. 

Dec 4, 2020

The Week in Review: Record Number of Deaths as COVID-19 Surges

Coronavirus cases surge after Thanksgiving as a record number of deaths are reported this week. With approval of a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, the first Illinois residents are expected to be vaccinated later this month.

Nov 27, 2020

The Week in Review: A Black Friday Like No Other

After an unprecedented year, we take a hard look at the pandemic-ravaged economy, as businesses gear up for the all-important holiday retail season. 

Nov 20, 2020

The Week in Review: Who Will Run for Illinois House Speaker?

More Democrats announce they won’t support Speaker Michael Madigan, who vows to run again. As the coronavirus surges, officials urge residents to stay home while CPS announces reopening plans.

Nov 13, 2020

The Week in Review: Lightfoot, Pritzker Sound Alarm on COVID-19 Surge

Coronavirus cases soar. Local contenders for Biden’s Cabinet. President Trump makes unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Mayor Lightfoot threatens aldermen. A winner in a close congressional race.

Nov 6, 2020

The Week in Review: Biden Inches Toward Victory

The count continues in the race for Electoral College votes. A congressional race in Illinois is too close to call. Top Democrats want Illinois House Speaker Madigan to step down as party chairman.

Oct 30, 2020

The Week in Review: Illinois Sets New Daily COVID-19 Records

Illinois reports a record 6,943 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, surpassing the previous record set one day earlier. As cases rise so do tensions between Gov. J.B. Pritzker and business owners amid pandemic-related closures.

Oct 23, 2020

The Week in Review: COVID-19 Restrictions Return to Chicago

COVID-19 rollbacks hit Chicago and the collar counties. Tax hikes, borrowing and layoffs are in Mayor Lightfoot’s budget. A state supreme court race gets political. A recap of the final presidential debate.

Oct 16, 2020

The Week in Review: Johnson Hit with Lawsuit, Report of Special Treatment

Former top cop Eddie Johnson is accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed by a member of his security detail. And a new report says he received special treatment after being discovered unconscious behind the wheel last year.

Oct 9, 2020

The Week in Review: Virtual Trump-Biden Debate Canceled

After the president refuses to participate in a virtual debate, it is canceled by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The city faces a nearly unsolvable budget problem as federal stimulus talks break down. And the “fair tax” fight heats up.

Oct 2, 2020

The Week in Review: Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19 Days After 1st Debate

Fallout from the shocking announcement that President Trump tests positive for COVID-19. Michael Madigan gets a challenger for Speaker. Chicago endures a deadly September, and Nick Foles takes over for the Bears.