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The Week in Review: Hal Weitzman and Randi Belisomo recap the biggest news

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The Chick-Fil-A on Chicago Avenue. (Flickr/Ian Freimuth)
For Week in Review this week, our panel of media savvy participants picked a bevy to stories to discuss.

Eight Forty-Eight host Tony Sarabia's include the NCAA 7 Big Ten action against Penn State -- is it fair? He'll also bring up Mitt Romney's trip to London that has taken a turn for the controversial and Chick-fil-A's presence in the 1st ward, as Alderman Proco Joe Moreno becomes the linchpin in deciding the fast food chain's fate.

Hal Weitzman of the Financial Times brings, unsurprisingly, a financial story: "Motorola Mobility said Thursday it will move its HQ and 3,000 high-tech jobs to the Merchandise Mart, in what’s thought to be the biggest move of its kind in Chicago’s history. It’s a big win for the city, and shows how Chicago is emerging as an important high-tech hub."

And of course, he wants to talk about the Olympics, calling them "a chance for the UK to shine internationally, shortly after the Queen’s 60th jubilee brought out the flag-waving crowds to brave the rain." But, Weitzman contends, "it cannot cover up the fact that Britain’s economy is in deep trouble, with the latest figures showing a worsening recession – the UK economy contracted by 0.7% in the second quarter, following a 0.3% drop in the first three months of the year."

Randi Belisomo comments on the latest developments between Journatic and the Chicago Tribune. She also draws to our attention some lesser stories, like Kim Janssen at the Sun-Times' coverage of the death of Chicagoan Delfino ‘Don Vale’ Mora, saying it "should win all kinds of awards." And there's some issues with the water in Sauk Village.

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