Jun 21, 2024

Week in Review: Illinois GOP Chair Quits, Mayor Creates Chicago Reparations Task Force

Mayor Brandon Johnson creates a task force to get the ball rolling on reparations. President Joe Biden moves to protect “dreamers” and long-time undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens. And Illinois GOP Chair Don Tracy quits.

Jun 14, 2024

Week in Review: $50M Police Misconduct Case; Massive Data Breach at Cook County Health

Migrants with schoolchildren losing shelter. Massive data breach at Cook County Health. And Chicago pays its largest-ever police misconduct settlement.

Jun 7, 2024

Week in Review: Biden Takes Executive Action at the Border; Chicago Police Prep for the DNC

Chicago police learn new tactics to handle mass protests ahead of the DNC. And could the president’s new border policy mitigate migrants coming to the city?

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May 31, 2024

Week in Review: Donald Trump Convicted; Illinois Passes Record $53.1B Budget

A New York jury finds Donald Trump guilty on 34 counts. What’s in the state’s biggest-ever budget. And is Chicago ready for this summer’s DNC?

May 24, 2024

Week in Review: ShotSpotter Debate; Legislative Session Wraps Up in Springfield

Chicago City Council bucks the mayor and votes to keep ShotSpotter. And it’s a wrap — almost — on the legislative session in Springfield.

May 17, 2024

Week in Review: Brandon Johnson’s First Year; Embattled CTA Chief Facing Calls to Quit

One year into Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration. Campus encampment cleared at DePaul. And will Springfield help Chicago Public Schools close its deficit?

May 10, 2024

Week in Review: Future of Public Transit; Student Encampments Continue

Advocates are upset that new leaders of public transit agencies don’t regularly ride the CTA. And what came of Mayor Brandon Johnson’s trip to the state Capitol.

May 3, 2024

Week in Review: Pro-Palestinian Protests Grow; Pritzker Pushes Back on Bears’ Stadium Proposal

Tensions rise over encampments at local universities. And the mayor’s relationship with the Chicago Police Department, as a manhunt leads to murder charges.

Apr 26, 2024

Week in Review: Bears Pitch Domed Lakefront Stadium; Pro-Palestinian Protests at Northwestern

The Bears unveil plans for a $4.75 billion state-of-the-art domed lakefront stadium. And pro-Palestinian Northwestern students and staff protest the war in Gaza.

Apr 19, 2024

Week in Review: Pritzker Calls for CTA Changes; City Council Approves $70M More for Migrant Care

Gov. J.B. Pritzker puts his foot on the gas pedal calling for changes at the CTA. And what’s in store for the Chicago Sky as WNBA ticket sales soar.

Apr 12, 2024

Week in Review: Video of Dexter Reed Shooting Raises Questions on CPD Use of Force; Biden Fundraises in Chicago

Chicago roiled by the release of video showing the fatal police shooting of Dexter Reed. President Joe Biden hits town to raise big bucks. And a special sendoff for Paris Schutz.

Apr 5, 2024

Week in Review: Demands for Change at Prisoner Review Board; City Council Votes Against Punishment for Ald. Sigcho-Lopez

Mayor Brandon Johnson confidently reflects on one year in office. And Illinois Republicans want big changes to the state’s Prisoner Review Board after a convict is released and allegedly commits murder.

Mar 29, 2024

Week in Review: O’Neill Burke Declares Victory in State’s Attorney Race; City Council Committee Wants Transparency on Migrant Evictions

Eileen O’Neill Burke declares victory in the tight Cook County state’s attorney race. Chicago City Council wants migrant evictions oversight. And Johnson supports public money to develop a lakefront stadium.

Mar 22, 2024

Week in Review: Johnson Doubles Down on Progressive Agenda; Arlington Heights Sweetens Tax Deal for Bears

Too close to call in the race for Cook County state’s attorney. Johnson doubles down on his progressive agenda. And Arlington Heights sweetens a property tax deal for the Bears.

Mar 15, 2024

Week in Review: Illinoisans Prepare to Head to the Polls; Migrant Evictions From City Shelters Set to Begin Sunday

Previewing the big Election Day races. Is the migrant shelter measles outbreak under control? And the Bears could build a domed lakefront stadium.