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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.

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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?

Jul 1, 2022

The Week in Review: Pritzker Gets Opponent He Wanted in Trump-Backed Bailey

Darren Bailey routs the Republican field to take on Gov. Pritzker in the general election. Recapping all the other winners and setting the scene for November. Plus, could Google buy the Thompson Center?

Jun 24, 2022

The Week in Review: Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Abortion Rights

The Supreme Court overturns the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade. Plus, former President Trump stumps in Illinois. And the governor's race heats up with election day right around the corner.

Jun 17, 2022

The Week in Review: Polls Show Sen. Darren Bailey Leading Richard Irvin

Prime time for the primary: Campaigns enter the final stretch. Illinois loses Caterpillar. And revelations from hearings on the Capitol insurrection. 

Jun 10, 2022

The Week in Review: Donald Trump at Center of January 6 Committee Hearing

Donald Trump was at the center of primetime hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. Mayor Lightfoot makes it official — she wants another term. And a new poll shows a seismic shift in the GOP race for governor. 

Jun 3, 2022

The Week in Review: GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Violence, Guns

Republican gubernatorial candidates go on the attack. Two more candidates for Chicago mayor. And the U.S. Senate debates gun policy amid Uvalde and another violent memorial day weekend in Chicago.

May 27, 2022

The Week in Review: Outrage Grows Over Slow Police Response in Texas Shooting

Outrage, fear and questions surrounding Uvalde. Chicago’s cast the die for a Bally’s casino. And the GOP candidates for governor debate.

May 20, 2022

The Week in Review: Mayor Lori Lighfoot’s Curfew Plan Faces Full City Council

The Chicago Police Department is beefing up police presence after a new deadly downtown shooting. Meanwhile, the mayor’s new daily curfew of 10 p.m. clears a committee and will be voted on by the full City Council next week.

May 13, 2022

The Week in Review: Candidate Called Trump ‘Bigoted Racist’

Exclusive text messages reveal Richard Irvin called Trump a “bigoted racist.” A new entrant in the race for mayor. Alderpeople approve gerrymandered new city maps. And Bally’s casino proposal revealed.

May 6, 2022

The Week in Review: Lightfoot Selects Bally’s Bid for Long-Awaited Casino

The Mayor rolls the dice on a casino proposal, will alderpeople buy-in? The abortion bombshell rocks politics. Boeing takes off from Chicago. And the Bears complete the first draft under their new GM.