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Trump Makes 2 Chicago-Area Campaign Stops Wednesday

Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts are expected to attend a Chicago fundraiser Wednesday for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump alongside his daughter, Ivanka... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Michael Moore: Trump 'Won' The First Presidential Debate

Michael Moore: Trump 'Won' The First Presidential Debate

Documentary filmmaker and outspoken liberal Michael Moore was one of millions watching presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate the hot-button issues facing the nation Monday... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 7:41 PM

Local Celebrities React to First Presidential Debate

With seemingly all eyes on Monday's presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, some notable Chicagoans took to social media to share their opinions. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Judge's Ruling Reduces Election Day Registration in Illinois

Judge's Ruling Reduces Election Day Registration in Illinois

Voters in highly populated areas of Illinois will have fewer Election Day registration options after a federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the wider same-day registration instituted in 2015 that... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 7:50 AM

Trump, Clinton Clash Over Chicago’s Gun Violence in Debate

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off for the first time Monday night, Chicago’s extraordinary gun violence became a hot topic of the debate, however, the presidential candidates clashed on how to solve... Read »

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:50 PM
The First Presidential Debate: Who Won?

The First Presidential Debate: Who Won?

NBC 5's Carol Marin breaks down who won in Monday night's presidential debate. Watch »

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:43 PM

Debate Watch Party Hosted in Skokie By Republican Group

The Niles Township Republican Organization organized a watch party for the first presidential debate in el Fuego Mexican restaurant in the northern suburb of Skokie. Read »

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:44 PM

Clinton Supporters Sound Off in South Loop Bar Watch Party

In a South Loop bar, many had their eyes glued to the TV screens for the first presidential debate Monday night. Read »

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Race to Watch: 17th Congressional District

Race to Watch: 17th Congressional District

Race to Watch is a twice-weekly Ward Room column dedicated to helping voters familiarize themselves with candidates in the lead-up to the Nov. 8 general election. This edition's focus in Illinois' 17th... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 12:15 AM

Monday Night Debate Could Influence Undecided Voters

Early voting begins later this week in Illinois with most polls showing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Tied—so Monday night’s debate could help undecided voters make up their minds. Read »

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