Sep 15, 2023

Week in Review: Chicago’s Budget Shortfall; $25M Wrongful Conviction Settlement

A half-billion-dollar budget shortfall as Chicago pays millions in wrongful conviction lawsuits. The city forges ahead with shelter plans for migrants and doubles down on a temporary casino.

Sep 8, 2023

Week in Review: Snelling’s First Public Test; Chicago Casino Finally Set to Open

The mayor’s pick for police superintendent meets the public. CPS employees ousted over charges of loan fraud. City officials eye new housing for migrants. And Bally’s gears up to open its temporary casino.

Sep 1, 2023

Week in Review: Anniversary of Migrant Arrivals; Questions Still Swirl Over White Sox Shooting

Local officials call for federal aid one year after asylum seekers first arrived in Chicago. Renewed calls for ethics reform. And still no answers on the shooting at Sox Park.

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Aug 25, 2023

Week in Review: Johnson’s First 100 Days; Madigan’s Former Chief of Staff Convicted

Michael Madigan’s former top lieutenant guilty on all charges. The White Sox float leaving Chicago as they clean house at the top. Trump booked in Fulton County Jail. And the mayor strikes a deal on new tax revenue.

Aug 18, 2023

Week in Review: Johnson Makes Big Moves; Mapes Trial Continues

Larry Snelling gets Mayor Johnson’s nod to lead the Chicago Police Department. Illinois Democrats and Republicans call each other out at the state fair. And the playoff-contending Cubs walk all over the bottom-feeding Sox.

Aug 11, 2023

Week in Review: State Gun Ban Decision; Top Madigan Aide on Trial

Mayor Brandon Johnson set to select a new police chief. Nobody gets in to see the wizard, according to a federally charged top Madigan aide. State Supreme Court rules on assault weapons. And the sinking Sox.

Aug 4, 2023

Week in Review: Donald Trump Arraignment; Northwestern Hazing Scandal

Trump arraigned on four felony counts tied to Jan. 6. Mayor Johnson defends police response to teenage troublemakers last weekend. Northwestern hires the former U.S. attorney general. And Cubs bat the team into playoff contention.

Jul 28, 2023

Week in Review: Rocky Wirtz’s Legacy; Northwestern Lawsuits Pile Up

Chicago mourns the loss of Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz. Northwestern hit with more lawsuits. The city strikes peace with labor unions ahead of the 2024 DNC. And Mayor Johnson meets again with the Bears.

Jul 22, 2023

Week in Review: Northwestern Hazing Lawsuits; Eliminating Cash Bail in Illinois

Northwestern players speak out as lawsuits multiply against the beleaguered athletics program. State prosecutors get ready to eliminate cash bail as state Supreme Court upholds law. Chicago City Council addresses snowy winter sidewalks. And remembering Tony Bennett.

Jul 14, 2023

Week in Review: Chicago Top Cop Finalists; Ethics Issues at City Hall

Northwestern athletics program reeling after firing of football and now baseball coach. The search for a new top cop is down to three finalists. And multiple tornadoes rock the area with more severe weather in the forecast.

Jul 7, 2023

Week in Review: Police Abuse Allegations; NASCAR’s Future in Chicago

Allegations of sexual misconduct by Chicago police against migrants housed at a West Side station. The future of NASCAR in Chicago. And Mayor Brandon Johnson’s blueprint for the city’s future.

Jun 30, 2023

Week in Review: NASCAR Chicago Street Race; Supreme Court Rulings

Chicago buckles down for this weekend’s NASCAR race. City residents choke down the world’s worst air quality. The president visits Chicago amid a major week of Supreme Court rulings. And Connor Bedard becomes a Hawk.

Jun 24, 2023

Week in Review: Chicago Summer Violence Surge; State Cuts to Health Care for Undocumented Residents

The search for a new police superintendent hits a snag as Chicago suffers a violent holiday weekend. NASCAR racecourse taking shape with the race one week away. And new ethics questions dog the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jun 17, 2023

Week in Review: Trump’s Historic Arraignment; Mapping Out the NASCAR Chicago Street Race

Trump arraigned on historic 37-count federal indictment, and turns it into a political fundraising opportunity. City Council grills NASCAR officials as street closures pile up. And another bombshell political corruption conviction.

Jun 9, 2023

Week in Review: Trump Becomes First Ex-President to Face Federal Charges; Bears Restart Stadium Dialogue with City

Donald Trump makes history as he becomes the first former U.S. president to face federal charges. That story and the other biggest news items of the week.