Mapping out January's biggest stories: A new Ward map and other headlines that dominated

January 31, 2012

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2012 didn't sneak in with a whimper. A new Chicago Ward Map was approved but not without some fireworks in the City Council, of course. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed off some of his security proposals for the upcoming NATO/G-8 Summit. The man imprisoned for a Lake County murder 20 years ago is set free. And, Senator Mark Kirk is still recovering from a stroke he suffered earlier this month. A panel of journalists reviews those stories and more in the regular Month in Review.

Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Brown, Jet magazine's Kyra Kyles and WBEZ's Alex Keefe joined Eight Forty-Eight's Tony Sarabia to talk winners, losers, and stories to watch.