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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.

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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.

Apr 29, 2022

The Week in Review: Quigley Won’t Run for Mayor, Bulls Dumped Out of Playoffs by Dominant Bucks

Gas card giveaway a go. A big name bows out of the race for mayor. The Chicago Reader standoff resolves. The bears on the draft clock. And the Bulls bounce out of the playoffs after a successful season.

Apr 22, 2022

The Week in Review: Feds Defend Solis Deal, State Budget Passes

Lightfoot lays out her case for a possible second term. Gubernatorial candidates spending big before primaries. Mask confusion as the transit mandate goes away. And does Com Ed need that rate hike?

Apr 15, 2022

The Week in Review: Former Ald. Solis Pleads; Willie Wilson Runs

The race for mayor grows by another candidate. Springfield lawmakers tackle budget and crime. Some city council members barely show up for work. And hundreds of police officers forgo vaccine mandate.

Apr 8, 2022

The Week in Review: Former Alderman Federally Indicted, Legislative Session Nears End

Tax relief coming to Illinoisans. The first domino falls in the Chicago mayor’s race. A temporary defeat for the mayor’s gas tax proposal. And three casino finalists get a public airing.

Apr 1, 2022

The Week in Review: Mayor Picks Next City Watchdog, Irvin Investigation

Chicago has a new Inspector General. Lightfoot floats gas tax relief. WTTW investigates a high-profile gubernatorial candidate’s big donations from contractors. And the new 11th Ward alderperson on the Week in Review. 

Mar 25, 2022

The Week in Review: Mayor Makes Historic Council Pick

Chicago casino proposal final three. City Council to consider replacements for 11th Ward alderperson. Will Congressman Mike Quigley make a bid for mayor? And Senate grills Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Mar 18, 2022

The Week in Review: Smollett Released, Muñoz Sentenced, Thompson’s Request

Another former alderman was sent to jail. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx won’t charge the police officers who fatally shot Adam Toledo and Anthony Alvarez. The heated remap fight is headed to the voters. And Loyola goes down in round one of the NCAA tourney.

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.