Tom Kane cements his mayoral legacy with a lavish ceremony to celebrate the ground-breaking for the new modernised O'Hare Airport terminals
Kane uses a tragedy in his personal life to further his political agenda. He also tries to heal his fractured inner circle by poaching Mona Fredricks, the senior aide of his nemesis.
Kane grows increasingly infatuated with his new senior aide, Mona Fredricks, allowing himself to get swept up in her passion for the subsidised housing project
Kane makes a turn towards a new way of doing things when he extricates the housing project from the corruption that plagues the city. Young aide Ian Todd does his best to hide a troubling secret.
Kane orders a corruption sweep and arrests several members of his own political machine. Kitty crushes Zajac's campaign just as it experiences an upswing.
Kane's moves with the housing project escalate the situation from a state of unrest to rioting and looting
Kane's alternative treatment seems to have worked and he is back in control of the city. Meredith moves decisively into her role as Chicago's First Lady.
Kane keeps the city from bankruptcy by forming alliances with long-time enemies on the council but must decide whether he is prepared to make concessions that could weaken his political machine
Chicago is bankrupt and a team of receivers pour in to take control. But losing his power isn't the biggest danger to Kane, as various enemies are threatening to expose his illness and corruption.
Kane's mental faculties deteriorate to a new low, and Sentinel editor Sam Miller gets ready to break a story that will destroy him