Oct 2, 2020

The Week in Review: Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19 Days After 1st Debate

Fallout from the shocking announcement that President Trump tests positive for COVID-19. Michael Madigan gets a challenger for Speaker. Chicago endures a deadly September, and Nick Foles takes over for the Bears.

Sep 25, 2020

The Week in Review: Republicans Prepare for Supreme Court Nomination

A Supreme Court confirmation battle rages. President Trump won’t commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose. Chicago reacts to the Breonna Taylor decision, and Bears fans mourn the death of the legendary Gale Sayers.

Sep 18, 2020

The Week in Review: State Budget Cuts Loom

Big state budget cuts are on the horizon. The Big Ten is back, but youth sports remain on hold. In Springfield, the Madigan inquiry moves forward. And the White Sox are going to the playoffs.

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Sep 11, 2020

The Week in Review: Probe Into Madigan’s Conduct Begins

Illinois Republicans probe Michael Madigan. U.S. Attorney General Barr touts a drop in Chicago crime. Recordings reveal President Trump knew about COVID-19 dangers while publicly saying the opposite.

Sep 4, 2020

The Week in Review: CPS Prepares to Virtually Go Back to School

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden visit Kenosha after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. CPS students head back to school. And the CDC tells states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine. 

Aug 28, 2020

The Week in Review: Trump Makes Case for Reelection at RNC

A norm-busting Republican National Convention comes to an end. Kenosha takes the national spotlight after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. And COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Illinois.

Aug 21, 2020

The Week in Review: Joe Biden Accepts Democratic Presidential Nomination

The former vice president makes his case to voters. Barack Obama breaks ex-presidential protocol. Mayor Lightfoot and Chicago police get heat from protesters. And remembering former Gov. Jim Thompson.

Aug 14, 2020

The Week in Review: City Officials Vow to Crack Down on Looting

Mayor Lightfoot announces a plan to prevent looting as the Chicago Police Department seeks the public’s help in apprehending additional suspects. As Election Day draws closer, the Postal Service issues a warning about mail-in ballots.

Aug 7, 2020

The Week in Review: Rising COVID-19 Cases Prompt New Rules from Pritzker

Mayor Lightfoot tests negative for COVID-19 after appearing with an alderman who later tested positive. Gov. J.B. Pritzker takes aim at businesses flouting public health guidance with new rules designed to enforce capacity limits and the state’s mask mandate.

Jul 31, 2020

The Week in Review: Pritzker Issues Stern Warning

The governor warns of a “danger point” as COVID-19 cases rise. Three cops are injured in a shooting. ComEd gets a grilling from aldermen, while House Speaker Madigan says he isn’t going anywhere.

Jul 24, 2020

The Week in Review: Lightfoot Orders Removal of Columbus Statues

Chicago’s Christopher Columbus statues come down. Mayor Lightfoot and the president go toe-to-toe over federal law enforcement in Chicago. Some COVID-19 restrictions return, and baseball is back.

Jul 17, 2020

The Week in Review: Madigan Faces Calls to Resign

A federal bombshell alleges a massive bribery scheme involving ComEd and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. Has Madigan’s political reign come to an end? And Chicago Public Schools announces a hybrid reopening plan for the fall.

Jul 11, 2020

The Week in Review: Lightfoot Unveils Recovery Plan

An uptick in COVID-19 cases. Will public schools open in the fall? Who Chicago’s top cop is blaming for rising violent crime rates. And Illinois U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth takes heat from President Trump.

Jul 3, 2020

The Week in Review: Violence Jumps in June

With a rise in homicides and shootings in June, Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls for an “all-hands-on-deck approach” to stopping violence. And she orders a 14-day quarantine for travelers from states where COVID-19 is surging.

Jun 26, 2020

The Week in Review: CPS Board Vote Keeps Cops in Schools

The Chicago Board of Education votes to keep police in schools for now. Chicago and the state enter phase four of reopening. Rumors the city’s top cop is leaving amid spikes in gun violence.