Mar 11, 2022

The Week in Review: Madigan Arraigned, Cullerton Pleads, Smollett Sentenced

Jussie Smollet sent to prison. Mike Madigan pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges. Candidates file for June’s primary election. And masks are set to become optional for Chicago Public Schools.

Mar 4, 2022

The Week in Review: Michael Madigan Faces Federal Charges

The feds nab Madigan on 22 corruption counts. Lightfoot's provocative statements. Arne Duncan says no to mayoral bid. And President Biden gives State of the Union amid Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Feb 25, 2022

The Week in Review: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Local fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The mayor’s controversial gang ordinance fails. City and state set for mask removal as a mask melee in Springfield gets personal.

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Feb 18, 2022

The Week in Review: Pritzker Taking School Mask Case to State Supreme Court

Appeals court rules against Pritzker’s school mask mandate. A mask melee in the general assembly. Lightfoot’s gang ordinance moves forward. And another Chicago alderman found guilty in federal court.

Feb 11, 2022

The Week in Review: State’s Mask Mandate Lifting

Gov. Pritzker announces an eventual end to the indoor mask mandate. Chao and confusion abound at schools after the latest court ruling on masks in schools. The defense rests in an alderman’s criminal trial. And is there a ray of hope for the Bears and Soldier Field?

Feb 4, 2022

The Week in Review: Loop Protestors Arrested, Want Federal Charges for Ex-Cop

Community reaction to Jason Van Dyke’s release from prison. Laquan McDonald’s neighborhood of North Lawndale is our In Your Neighborhood stop. Plus, the city’s top cop and Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

Jan 28, 2022

The Week in Review: Criminal Justice Leaders on Same Page This Week

City leaders present a united front on crime. Competition from all corners this election year. And tackling the Bears’ new hires.

Jan 21, 2022

The Week in Review: Top Doc Says Chicago Past Omicron Peak

Mayor Lightfoot backs embattled top cop. Omicron wave may have peaked as local COVID-19 testing company faces fraud investigations. A shakeup in the Republican primary for governor. And a major merger in local journalism.

Jan 14, 2022

The Week in Review: CPS Classes Resume, But Tensions Run High

Chicago Public Schools students are back to in-person learning but tensions still surround the CTU. A new entrant is set to join the Republican candidates in the governor’s race. Mayor Lightfoot gets COVID-19. And the Bears search for a new general manager and head coach.

Jan 7, 2022

The Week in Review: CPS Teachers Buck In-Person Learning with Omicron Surge

Chicago schools shut down in a dispute between teachers and administrators. Arne Duncan teases a potential mayoral run. Remembering Jan. 6. And Lightfoot vows a reset on crime in 2022.

Dec 31, 2021

The Week in Review: Another Year Marked By COVID, Political Tensions

From the shocking events of Jan. 6 to COVID’s dip and surge, a changing of the guard in Springfield, to high crime rates and political battles in City Council. We recap the year’s biggest stories.

Dec 17, 2021

The Week in Review: Infections Rising, City Worker Vaccine Mandate Upheld

Omicron variant rips through Chicago and the U.S. The city gives the OK to stadium sports betting. Aurora Mayor may be a gubernatorial candidate. And downstate struggles with the aftermath of deadly storms.

Dec 10, 2021

The Week in Review: Jury Convicts Smollett on 5 of 6 Counts of Lying to Police

Cook County jury convicts Jussie Smollett for faking a hate crime. Business leaders blast the mayor for downtown crime. High-stakes debate over sports wagering. And omicron is here in Chicago.

Dec 3, 2021

The Week in Review: Latino Caucus Blasts New Map, Files for Public Vote

Jussie Smollett on trial again for alleged fake hate crime attack. City ward remap deadline comes and goes as Black and Latino alderpeople still at odds. COVID-19 cases skyrocket with Omicron variant now in the U.S., and more.

Nov 26, 2021

The Week in Review: Looking Ahead to 2022, 2023 Elections

As 2021 draws to a close, the 2022 election is already well underway and Chicago’s election in early 2023 is looming on the horizon. On a special holiday edition of “The Week in Review,” a look at what offices are on the ballot, who’s running, and the key issues at stake.