Month in Review: August's downgrades, hurricanes and the mayor's first 100 days

August 31, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

(AP/Paul Beaty)
August was a roller-coaster month for the markets.

The long Labor Day weekend is more than just a day off of work--the last respite of the season signals a collective shift from a lazy, summer mindset to the hustle and bustle of fall! But local journalists were hardly beach bums this month--August was full of news to cover. So, Eight Forty-Eight assembled a panel of Chicago’s finest media types to dissect some of the month’s top stories-–and chase down the headlines that almost got away.  The August Month in Review panel was Ramsin Canon, the political editor at Gapers Block, Hal Weitzman, the Chicago and Midwest correspondent for the Financial Times and Manya Brachear, a religion reporter at the Chicago Tribune.

Music Button: Honeyboy Edwards, "Maxwell Street Shuffle", from the CD Roamin' and Ramblin', (Earwig Music Company)