Oct 14, 2022

The Week in Review: Another Indictment for Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan indicted again. Pritzker racks up endorsements as polls show Democrats pulling away in Illinois. The House January 6 Committee wraps up testimony. And bumbling Bears lose third in a row in Thursday night snoozefest.

Oct 7, 2022

The Week in Review: Pritzker and Bailey Sling Mud in Debate; Lightfoot Unveils $16.4B Budget Plan

Gubernatorial candidates sling mud in their first televised debate. No property tax hikes in Mayor Lightfoot’s election year budget. Homeless advocates press Lightfoot for more funding. And the White Sox head into an offseason full of questions.

Sep 30, 2022

The Week in Review: Lightfoot Nixes Tax Increase, Pritzker Leads Poll

Mayor Lori Lightfoot nixes a plan for a $42 million property tax increase tied to inflation. And a WGN poll says Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger Darren Bailey, who this week likened Chicago to an unruly child.

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Sep 23, 2022

The Week in Review: Pritzker Calls for Lawmaker Resignations

Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls for two Democratic lawmakers to step down amid personal controversies, a New Lincoln park alderperson is sworn in, the White Sox implode in a must-win series and the Bears seek to bounce back from Green Bay loss.

Sep 16, 2022

The Week in Review: Vice President Kamala Harris Comes to Town

Vice President Kamala Harris in town as more migrants are sent to Chicago, GOP candidate for governor Darren Bailey moves to the city amid uproar over a racially motivated ad, and the undefeated Bears head up to Lambeau.

Sep 9, 2022

The Week in Review: Bears Make Stadium Case to Arlington Heights

The Bears unveil Arlington Heights dome plans, two more veteran alderpeople decide to hang it up, more migrants are sent from Texas to Chicago, and the Bears are set to open their season at their home for now — Soldier Field.

Sep 2, 2022

The Week in Review: President Joe Biden Warns of Threats to Democracy

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. 

Aug 26, 2022

The Week in Review: Bailey Campaigns With Pastors Who Were at Capitol on Jan. 6

What the just-unsealed affidavit shows about the FBI’s search of Mar-A-Lago. The mayor’s between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the Columbus statue. And student loan debt relief.

Aug 19, 2022

The Week in Review: Politicians Rally Party Faithful at Illinois State Fair

Optimism and discord for both parties at the state fair. Jurors view notorious video in R. Kelly’s Chicago trial. Deaths and injuries in Chicago’s playpen. And CPS prepares to go back to school.

Aug 12, 2022

The Week in Review: List Unsealed, FBI Removes Nuclear Secrets from Mar-a-Lago

The FBI vs. former President Trump. A scaled-back property tax increase. And tension at the CPD over the firing of the officer in charge of reform.

Aug 5, 2022

The Week in Review: Lightfoot Losing Allies, Pritzker Mum on Endorsement

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.

Jul 29, 2022

The Week in Review: Pritzker-Backed Hernandez Ousts Kelly as State Party Chair

Mayor Lightfoot lures the Bears with a Soldier Field dome proposal. Google to take over the Thompson Center. Illinois Democrats feud with one another. And Lollapalooza is here this weekend and beyond.

Jul 22, 2022

The Week in Review: Kinzinger on January 6, Rotering on Assault Weapons Ban

Another alderperson decides to retire before her term is up. Rep Adam Kinzinger leads an explosive Jan. 6 hearing. NASCAR is coming to Chicago. And Pritzker catches COVID-19 after a trip to Florida.

Jul 15, 2022

The Week in Review: Bans on Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines Pushed

The prospect of cracking down on assault-grade guns. Hyper-contagious COVID-19. The governor’s race heats up. And City Council changeover.

Jul 8, 2022

The Week in Review: Bailey Apologizes Again, Renewed Calls for Tougher Gun Laws

Processing, mourning, and pushing for change as suburban Highland Park reels from a Fourth of July mass shooting. Plus, what’s next for gun control this election year?