Feb 23, 2024

Week in Review: Judge Strikes Bring Chicago Home Referendum; White Sox Court Springfield Lawmakers

Chicago’s Board of Education votes to remove police officers from schools. And the White Sox head to Springfield in the hopes of scoring a stadium subsidy.

Feb 16, 2024

Week in Review: Johnson Dismisses Questions Over ShotSpotter Cancelation; Madigan’s Former Right-Hand Man Sentenced

Confusion over the end of the city’s ShotSpotter contract. State and county leaders agree to spend millions more in migrant care — but did Johnson renege on his commitment?

Feb 9, 2024

Week in Review: Supreme Court Weighs Trump Ballot Challenge; A Decision for the Mayor Over Controversial ShotSpotter Contract

The Supreme Court seems likely to keep Trump on Colorado’s ballot, but a local judge lets an Illinois challenge move forward. And the White Sox reveal renderings of a shiny new stadium — with no details on who pays.

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Feb 2, 2024

Week in Review: Johnson Casts Tiebreaking Vote on Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution; CTU President Called Out Over Violent Rhetoric

A contentious vote in City Hall to back a cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas. And a CPS principal files a police report over allegedly violent rhetoric by CTU President Stacy Davis Gates.

Jan 26, 2024

Week in Review: Pritzker and Johnson Trade Blame Over Migrant Shelter Shortfalls; Haley Sharpens Attacks on Trump

Escalating tensions between Mayor Brandon Johnson and Gov. J.B. Pritzker over the sheltering of migrants. And former President Donald Trump works to kill a bipartisan border security deal.

Jan 19, 2024

Week in Review: Emails Show City Knew of Pilsen Shelter Problems; Sox Ponder South Loop Stadium

Questions of transparency after emails show the mayor’s early knowledge of conditions at a Pilsen migrant shelter. And presidential campaigning moves to New Hampshire after Trump takes Iowa.

Jan 12, 2024

Week in Review: Johnson Suspends Migrant Eviction Policy; Trump Sounds Off in Courtroom

Chicago bears down for an icy winter storm. And assessing the GOP Iowa caucus on the weekend before voters there go to the polls.

Jan 5, 2024

Week in Review: Trump Faces Ballot Challenges; Suburbs Move to Block Migrant Arrivals

President Biden on the campaign trail — but it’s not just any campaign speech. And Chicago’s suburbs seek to block buses of migrants.

Dec 29, 2023

Week in Review: Looking Back at the Biggest Stories of 2023

Mayor Brandon Johnson assumes office and inherits a migrant crisis. Ex-Ald. Ed Burke convicted on 13 federal corruption counts, with Michael Madigan’s trial looming. We recap 2023 in a special year-end edition of “Week in Review.”

Dec 22, 2023

Week in Review: Burke Convicted in Landmark Trial; Migrants Sent to Chicago on Private Plane

Once powerful Ald. Ed Burke now a convicted criminal. A proposed shelter site on the Far South Side may be contaminated with pollutants. And Texas’ governor flying migrants to Chicago on a private plane.

Dec 15, 2023

Week in Review: Closing Arguments in Burke Trial; Mayor Releases Public Safety Plan

Closing arguments are wrapping up in the corruption trial of former Ald. Ed Burke. And the Chicago Public School board votes on a move away from charters and selective enrollment schools.

Dec 8, 2023

Week in Review: State Pulls Migrant Camp Funding; Alleged Burger King Shakedown in Focus at Burke Trial

Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Johnson at odds over migrant camp in Brighton Park. Ed Burke trial focuses on alleged Burger King shakedown. And the Bears are reportedly looking at land near Soldier Field for a potential stadium.

Dec 1, 2023

Week in Review: Secret Recordings in Burke Trial; Construction Advances on Migrant Camp

Jurors hear secret recordings in former Ald. Ed Burke’s corruption trial. And construction is underway for a new controversial migrant base camp.

Nov 24, 2023

Week in Review: Rahm Emanuel Talks Chicago Politics, Ambassadorship and Gaza in Exclusive Interview

An exclusive one-on-one with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel. We talk with Chicago’s former mayor about his new role, the conflict in Gaza and much more.

Nov 17, 2023

Week in Review: City to Limit Migrant Stays at Shelters; Ed Burke Trial Resumes

Chicago gets more money from the state to care for migrants. City Council rubber-stamps Johnson’s $16.6 billion budget. And former Ald. Ed Burke’s trial resumes after a COVID-19 delay.