Jun 11, 2021

The Week in Review: Chicago, Illinois Fully Reopen

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.

Jun 4, 2021

The Week in Review: City Moves Up Full Reopening to June 11

Remaps, school boards, ethics, budgets and more: We recap the flurry of activity in Springfield. Chicago is on track for a full reopening this month. Gov. Pritzker is coy about another term.

May 28, 2021

The Week in Review: CPD Prepares for Memorial Day Weekend

City officials prepare for summer violence. Lake Shore Drive name change gets a punt. Federal investigation now close to former House Speaker Madigan. And lawmakers down to the wire in Springfield.

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May 21, 2021

The Week in Review: Lori Lightfoot’s Midterm Report Card

The mayor gets mixed grades on her two-year anniversary and controversy follows her policy of offering interviews based on race. A dreaded Tribune deal goes through. And Lollapalooza will be back in full force for summer.

May 14, 2021

The Week in Review: Illinois Enters Bridge Phase

Illinois enters the reopening bridge phase as summer festivals are announced. Leaked emails spell trouble for the mayor. Rahm may be headed to Japan. And the sudden death of a Chicago star-architect.

May 7, 2021

The Week in Review: Full Reopening Nears with Warning

Illinois is on track to open fully in June. Cultural institutions prepare for their return. High-profile political corruption cases heat up in court. And bombshell resignations both at CPS and COPA.

Apr 30, 2021

The Week in Review: A Current and Former Alderman Indicted

A current and former alderman indicted. Another police shooting video released. Trouble over renaming Lake Shore Drive after DuSable. And the Bears shock the NFL Draft and land quarterback Justin Fields.

Apr 23, 2021

The Week in Review: City Stands Down After Chauvin Verdict

The Derek Chauvin verdict brings some relief to Chicago. Ald. Ed Burke allegedly makes anti-Semitic statements. City Council meets in person. And Superintendent David Brown addresses the media about shootings.

Apr 16, 2021

The Week in Review: Community and Officials React to Video of Fatal Shooting of Adam Toledo

Bodycam video released in the shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Demonstrators across the city respond. CTU and CPS strike a deal on return to high school. And Obama Center on track.

Apr 9, 2021

The Week in Review: Vaccine Eligibility Expanding Monday

COVID-19 surges and vaccine eligibility expands. The vice president hits town. Strained relations between Mayor Lightfoot and Gov. Pritzker. And CTU may delay a return to class for high schoolers.

Apr 2, 2021

The Week in Review: Chicago Police Shoot and Kill 13-Year-Old Boy

Another attack at the U.S. Capitol. Questions surround the police shooting of a 13-year-old boy. Mixed signals on Chicago police reform. And the mayor warns of a COVID-19 “quantum leap” in the last week.

Mar 26, 2021

The Week in Review: Loretto Hospital Vaccine Scandal Spurs Investigation

A Loretto Hospital executive resigns amid growing controversy. Mayor Lightfoot sidelines a vaccine contractor over more improper vaccinations. Evanston passes the nation’s first reparations law. Chicago homicides are on the rise.

Mar 19, 2021

The Week in Review: Vaccine Eligibility Expanding Soon

Gov. Pritzker’s plans for a full reopen. A West Side hospital in trouble for Trump Tower vaccinations. The Bears’ new quarterback lands with a thud, and Loyola and Illinois tip off the NCAA tourney.

Mar 12, 2021

The Week in Review: Biden’s ‘Help is on the Way’ in Form of Vaccines and Stimulus Aid

Illinois officials plan on how to spend roughly $13 billion from the stimulus bill. Mayor Lightfoot hints at a near normal summer for Chicago. State lawmakers head back to Springfield. And Loyola and the University of Illinois brace for the NCAA tournament.

Mar 5, 2021

The Week in Review: Mass Vaccination Sites Open to Address Disparities

Officials are opening mass vaccination sites hoping they’ll correct disparities in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Lower COVID-19 infections prompt Mayor Lori Lightfoot to relax restrictions on restaurants. And a return to in-person learning for Chicago high schoolers is floated.